Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society

The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a British organisation that works to ensure that writers are fairly compensated for any of their works that are copied, broadcast or recorded. It has operated in the United Kingdom since 1977. From that year to 2008, the ALCS distributed over £182 million to authors, and at the end of 2008 had in excess of 66,000 members.

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Authors' Licensing And Collecting Society - Governance
... The Board is responsible for the overall performance of the Society, which is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee ...

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