Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society

ALCS, Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society
1st Floor, Barnard's Inn, 86 Fetter Lane
EC4A 1EN London
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7264 5700
Fax: +44 20 7264 5755

Chief Executive:
Chief Executive Officer: Owen Atkinson

Deputy Chief Executive: Barbara Hayes

Year operations began:

A non-profit organisation to provide collective administration for writers. Run by writers for writers, ALCS has distributed over £270 million to writers since its inception in 1977. It is the largest writers’ organisation in the UK, with over 80,000 members, and in the last financial year ALCS paid out a total of £25.4million to over 42,000 writers. ALCS represents writers of all genres, from text-book authors and freelance journalists to poets and radio dramatists. ALCS membership is open to all types of writers and their successors across the print and audiovisual sectors. ALCS is recognised internationally as a leading authority on copyright matters and authors’ interests. We are committed to fostering an awareness of intellectual property issues among the writing community. We maintain a close watching brief on all matters affecting copyright both in the UK and internationally and we make regular representations to the UK government and the European Commission on behalf of writers

Over 80,000 Members