The September Distribution

15/09/2014

This month ALCS is paying out over £10 million among almost 20,000 Members. Read on for some headline statistics, and the answers to some frequently asked questions about this latest distribution.

CLA signs unilateral agreement with China's CWWCS

15/09/2014

The Copyright Licensing Agency Limited (CLA) has signed a licensing agreement with the China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS).

Julia Eccleshare joins the PLR team

15/09/2014

The British Library has announced that Julia Eccleshare has been appointed to take on the new part-time role of Head of PLR Policy and Advocacy to cover future policy development, to liaise with stakeholder bodies and to act as advocate for Public Lending Right. Julia will take up her post on 29 September.

Read On. Get On. New campaign aims to tackle Britain’s reading crisis

15/09/2014

ALCS is strongly backing "Read On. Get On",  a campaign created by a coalition of leading charities, teachers, parents and businesses which launched this week with the aim of getting all 11 year olds to read well by 2025.

UK retransmission fees may be introduced, suggests Javid

15/09/2014

UK Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid has suggested that retransmission fees could be introduced between broadcasters and pay TV operators, meaning that operators of BSkyB and Virgin Media would have to pay to broadcast free to air channels such as the BBC and ITV.

US settlement ends four years of litigation over the inclusion of visual works in Google Books

15/09/2014

A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books.