The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society is a not-for-profit organisation, with over 100,000 members. Open to all types of writer, and owned by its members, ALCS makes sure authors receive the money they’re entitled to when someone copies or uses their work. ALCS collects money from all over the world to pay to members. So far, it has paid a total of £500 million.
ALCS also campaigns and lobbies on matters important to writers – both at a national and international level – to ensure writers’ rights are recognised and rewarded.
Writers, find out more about copyright and why it’s important.