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

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The September Distribution  

UK Members' who were due a payment in our September should have received this by now - if you have any questions see our Distribution information page for members. Details of the sources that were paid this September can be found in our August edition of ALCS News

If you're registered for the Members' area then you can download your statement from there. 



     What are words worth now? 

      a survey of authors' earnings 



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  • 17/10/2014

    CILIP Chief Executive Annie Mauger to take up new role

    Annie Mauger, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals, is to take up a new role as Director of National Business Units at the Chartered Institute of Housing, based in Scotland. Annie will step down as Chief Executive of CILIP on 30 January 2015.

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  • 16/10/2014

    Intellectual Property Education Report launch a success

    Mike Weatherley, Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has today in Parliament launched his third IP related report entitled ‘Copyright Education and Awareness’. 

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  • 10/10/2014

    London’s BookBenches raise quarter of a million to improve literacy in disadvantaged areas

    After 10 weeks on a public art trail in London, the National Literacy Trust’s 50 BookBench sculptures designed by famous artists, children’s illustrators and prominent local artists, went to auction last night on Tuesday 7 October 2014. 

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  • 01/10/2014

    Oettinger vows to revise ‘out of date’ copyright law

    The proposed new EU Commissioner for digital economy and society Gunther Oettinger, in a European Parliament hearing in Brussels on Monday 29 September  vowed to redraft ‘out of date’ copyright legislation. 

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  • 01/10/2014

    Private copying exception becomes law

    The Government has today introduced via secondary legislation various changes to copyright law. 

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