Major copyright law reform on the EU agenda

21/01/2015

Mid-January saw the publication of a draft European Parliamentary Report by Julia Reda, MEP for Pirate Party, Germany who is tasked with overseeing a review of the Parliament's 2001 Copyright Directive.

"We are all Charlie Hebdo": The creative community unites in condemnation

21/01/2015

Writers, publishers and creative communities across Europe spoke out against the massacre of 12 staff at satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.

Bonnie Greer appointed to the ALCS Board of Directors

21/01/2015

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Bonnie Greer OBE to its Board of Directors for a one-year term.

The 2014 Tinniswood Award shortlist - sponsored by ALCS - is announced

21/01/2015

The shortlist for the 2014 Tinniswood Award for radio drama has been announced.

2015 Writers' Guild Awards: Winners announced

21/01/2015

Earlier this month, the Royal Institute of British Architects was the central London location for the 2015 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards, proudly sponsored by ALCS.

Support & Sponsorship Fund 2015: application deadline approaches

21/01/2015

The deadline for applications to the 2015 ALCS Support & Sponsorship Fund is fast approaching on 1 February.

PLR should include e-loans, says Sieghart Report

21/01/2015

The Independent Library Report, commisioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and authored by William Sieghart, has been published.

Authors Guild copyright infringement lawsuit successfully resolved

21/01/2015

The US Authors Guild's copyright infringement lawsuit against the group of research libraries known as the HathiTrust was brought to an end last week when court papers were filed. The Authors Guild had claimed the library group infringed copyright by reproducing copyright-protected books for inclusion in its HathiTrust Digital Library.

EY report shows consistent growth in the creative industries

21/01/2015

A new study by EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and commissioned by the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers, reveals that the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) have shown consistent growth through economic hardship and are a major player in the EU economy, as well as one of the bigger European employers with 7 million jobs.

What the Dickens? ALCS' successful copyright education programme relaunches

21/01/2015

ALCS has relaunched its successful What the Dickens? copyright education programme,