ALCS and PLS Appoint Mat Pfleger as CLA Managing Director

21/10/2014

The ALCS and the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) - joint owners of the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) – have announced the appointment of Mat Pfleger as Managing Director of CLA.  Mat is currently the organisation's Commercial Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer. 

Don't Forget to Claim!

21/10/2014

Don't forget to claim via ALCS for any articles you have written. This year the deadline for claims is 30 November 2014, with payments to Members due to be made in February 2015.

The Value of Copyright: IFFRO Launches New Campaign

21/10/2014

The International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisation (IFFRO) has launched a campaign entitled 'The Value of Copyright' to further educate and improve understanding of the protection of literary and artistic works.

Literary Festivals and ALCS

21/10/2014

Autumn is peak literary festival season, with a raft of prominent writers descending on towns such as Bath, Cheltenham and Guildford. ALCS is proud to be a sponsor of three festivals this year as part of our remit to support authors, and promote literature and respect for copyright: the Bath Festival of Children's Literature, Marlborough LitFest and the Exetreme Imagination Festival in Exeter. All have been showcasing literary talent catering to a wide variety of audiences.

Oettinger Vows to Revise "Out of Date" Copyright Law

21/10/2014

In a European Parliament hearing in Brussels on Monday 29 September, Günther Oettinger, the new EU Commissioner for the digital economy and society, vowed to redraft "out of date" copyright legislation.

Private Copyright Exceptions Become Law

21/10/2014

The Government has introduced some changes to copyright law, which came into effect on 1 October via secondary legislation.

The ALCS AGM 2014 at the BBC Radio Theatre

21/10/2014

The 2014 ALCS Annual General Meeting will be held on the 27 November at the BBC RadioTheatre, Broadcasting House, London.