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ALCS is a membership organisation for writers run by its Members, for its Members.
Here you can find out all about the work we do to:

  • Protect and promote the rights of authors writing in all disciplines
  • Ensure authors receive fair payment for the various uses of their work

Lifetime membership of ALCS costs £25. This one-off fee ensures that you receive payment of any money that is due to you for use of your work.

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  • 16/12/2014

    European directors and screenwriters descend on Strasbourg to further advocate the importance of authors' rights

    A delegation of screenwriters and directors organisations from across Europe are due to arrive in Strasbourg today in preparation for the confirmation of copyright reform on the Commission Work Programme, alongside tomorrow’s  announcement of the winner of the LUX prize for European Cinema.

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  • 05/12/2014

    Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards: Shortlist Announced

    The shortlist for the 2014 Writers' Guild of Great Britain awards has been announced.

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  • 03/12/2014

    Animal Kingdom wins the 2014 Educational Writers' Award

    The world in infographics: Animal Kingdom by Jon Richards and Ed Simkins, was announced yesterday as the winner of the 2014 Educational Writers' Award.

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  • 02/12/2014

    ALCS supports music industry call for judicial review of new private copying law

    A group application for a judicial review of the introduction of private copying exceptions has been launched by UK Music, The British Academy of Songwriters (BASCA) and The Musicians’ Union to challenge the lack of fair compensation to musicians and songwriters.

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  • 28/11/2014

    Acclaimed crime writer, PD James dies aged 94

    PD James, one of the leading writers of detective fiction, died yesterday, aged 94.

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