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The role of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society

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Jane Carr

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The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) was established in 1977, and grew out of the post-war campaign in the UK for the establishment of a government-funded public lending right (PLR) scheme to pay authors for loans from public libraries. The ALCS's direct operational links with the PLR scheme were, and are, limited to distributing royalties to UK authors from the Dutch and German PLR schemes. Currently, the ALCS is seeking to understand what academic writers want, and fear, at various stages in their careers and across a range of disciplines. What has emerged so far has been a common core of concerns centred around retention of copyright, maximum but controlled access, and protection of their moral rights in digital media.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/17273
How to Cite: Carr, J., 2004. The role of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society. Serials, 17(3), pp.273–276. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/17273
Published on 18 Nov 2004.
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