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Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society

The British rights management society for all writers. A non-profit organisation owned by writers. Membership costs £5 and you have to register (not join) to receive payments. The Society takes commission to cover costs. It collects and distributes fees for writers whose work has been copied, broadcast or recorded and also works on industry-wide solutions to problems such as digital rights management.

In early 2015 ALCS added a superb new feature, Wise Up to Copyright, which guides you through the ins and outs of copyright.

Last updated: 
7 Apr 2015 - 10:44am

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