ALCS celebrates World Book and Copyright Day 2021

As part of World Book and Copyright Day on 3 March this year, we took the opportunity to share some of our favourite copyright videos and resources with you, our members, on social media.

World Book and Copyright Day is an UNESCO-recognised day celebrating reading, creativity and the enjoyment of books. At ALCS, we’re also dedicated to promoting the joy of reading, as well as the importance of copyright for creators.

On our Twitter and Instagram pages, we shared videos from authors Katherine Halligan and Atinuke, in which they spoke about why copyright should be an important part of creators’ lives.

“Copyright is what protects our ideas and therefore us.” Katherine Halligan


“I am so pleased that an organisation like ALCS exists and that copyright exists.” Atinuke


We also shared our copyright animation, which highlights why copyright is so important to creators and how it plays an integral part in their careers. We want all creators to know that they have the choice about how their works are used, and that copyright exists to protect that choice. You can take a look at the full video here:


In case you missed it, we also ran a fun, short quiz with some questions about real life copyright cases. Have a go at some of them here:

If you’re interested in learning more about copyright and why it’s important that creators know more about their rights, take a look at our Copyright Basics for Writers page, which tells you all you need to know about why copyright is essential to know about as a writer.

We’re also dedicated to providing suitable resources for teachers and librarians to use to help them teach children about why copyright is important to creators. If you’d like to know more about these resources, you can find them here.