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Lucinda Hawksley, ALCS Member and great great great granddaughter of Charles Dickens reflects on copyright law then, and now, and the vital campaigning role her illustrious forebear played in its creation.
Earlier this month, Malorie Blackman, outgoing Children's Laureate handed the medal of office to her successor, Chris Riddell. She reflects on her two years in the role.
Read "All Those Years Ago" by Rosie Jones, this year's winning entry in the annual ALCS writing competition, held in conjunction with the National Schools Partnership.
The All Party Writers' Group (APWG) has announced that Pete Wishart MP has been elected as its new Chair.
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.
Applications are now being accepted for the eighth ALCS Educational Writers' Award.
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.
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.
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.
Award-winning children's illustrator and writer Chris Riddell has been named as the new Children's Laureate at a ceremony held at BAFTA.
The US Authors Guild has launched an initiative designed to help highlight and eradicate the use of unfair contracts in the publishing industry.
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.
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.
The winners of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize were announced at a ceremony at the beautiful Jerwood Space in London's Bankside.
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