Pete Wishart MP elected Chair of the All Party Writers' Group

24/06/2015

The All Party Writers' Group (APWG) has announced that Pete Wishart MP has been elected as its new Chair.

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ALCS needs you! Help us preserve your future income

24/06/2015

We are calling on all ALCS Members to  take less than a minute out of the working day to complete our Members' Poll on Extended Collective Licensing.

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Enter the 2015 ALCS sponsored Educational Writers' Award!

24/06/2015

Applications are now being accepted for the eighth ALCS Educational Writers' Award.

ALCS and IAF attend IFFRO conference

24/06/2015

This month saw the latest meeting of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), held this time in Vienna, Austria. ALCS and the International Authors Forum (IAF) were there to keep abreast of all things current in the world of reproduction right licensing.

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Tanya Landman and William Grill winners of the 2015 CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals

24/06/2015

This month, Tanya Landman and William Grill were announced as the winners of the 2015 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals respectively at a ceremony at the British Library, hosted by comedian and TV personality, Mel Giedroyc.

UK music industry wins High Court copyright case against Government

24/06/2015

The High Court has ruled against the UK Government in a Judicial Review case brought by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), the Musicians’ Union (MU) and UK Music. 

Chris Riddell is the new Children's Laureate

24/06/2015

Award-winning children's illustrator and writer Chris Riddell has been named as the new Children's Laureate at a ceremony held at BAFTA.

US Authors Guild launches fair contracts initiative

24/06/2015

The US Authors Guild has launched an initiative designed to help highlight and eradicate the use of unfair contracts in the publishing industry.

Ansip declares current copyright rules "a mess"

24/06/2015

Andrus Ansip, Vice President for the Digital Single Market (DSM) has declared the need to "act with some urgency"  to clean up the "mess" that is the current EU copyright framework.

High Court application granted in fight against e-book copyright infringement

24/06/2015

The Publishers Association has announced that its application to the High Court for a blocking order against a number of ISPs has been granted. The order applies to seven websites which have been found to contain substantial amounts of infringing content. 

Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize: Winners Announced

24/06/2015

The winners of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize were announced at a ceremony at the beautiful Jerwood Space in London's Bankside.