Visual contributions to books, magazines and journals
ALCS is now paying members for the visual contributions they have made to books and magazines as well as the written contributions they’ve made.
In order to receive your share of the money collected, you need to tell us which publications you have made visual contributions to.
There are a couple of key stipulations for claiming for the visual contributions you’ve made:
- You must own the copyright to the image you are claiming for (so it must have been drawn, photographed or ‘created’ in another way, by you). If you’re unsure if you own the copyright to the images included in your book, please check your contract or with your publisher.
- You can’t claim for these images through both DACS and ALCS, so if you’re already a member of DACS and claim through their ‘payback’ scheme, you can’t also claim via ALCS.
TYPES OF VISUAL CONTRIBUTIONS YOU CAN CLAIM FOR
- Informational images (such as diagrams)
CONTRIBUTIONS TO MAGAZINES
You can claim for visual contributions that you’ve made to magazines or journals published AT ANY TIME, unlike some other schemes we administer, there is no 3 year limit for claiming for visual contributions.
HOW TO TELL US ABOUT THE VISUAL CONTRIBUTIONS YOU’VE MADE
Members can now add the visual contributions they have made to books, magazines and journals in the members’ area of this website.
Take a look at our handy guides for more information on how to add your visual contributions to the members’ area.
Magazines and journals
If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact:
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