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10.3.2 The Authors' LIcensing and Collecting Society




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This article is from the misc.writing Writing FAQ, by Wendy Chatley Green wcgreen@cris.com with numerous contributions by others.

10.3.2 The Authors' LIcensing and Collecting Society

Marlborough Court, 14-18 Holborn
London EC1N 2LE
Phone: +44 (0)171 395 0600
Fax: +44 (0)171 395 0660
Email: webinfo@alcs.co.uk
WWW: http://www.alcs.co.uk/

[from the ALCS WWW site:]

The ALCS is a collecting society for writers in all genres: writers
who can be rewarded for the re-use of their work by photocopying,
off-air recording and electronic means. . . [It] was founded in 1977
to enable writers to receive fees that are uniquely or more
effectively handled collectively. Today it represents more than 35,000
members and associates, and collects and distributes fees to many more
individual writers in Britain.

10.3.3 The Society of Authors

84 Drayton Gardens
London SW10 9SB
Phone: 0171-373-6642
Fax: 0171-373-5768
Email: authorsoc@writers.org.uk
WWW: http://www.writers.org.uk/society/

[from the Society of Authors Web site:]

Since its foundation in 1884, the Society of Authors has been the
major British association for writers of fiction and non-fiction. Its
particular strength is in the area of book writing, but membership is
open to all authors, illustrators, playwrights, and radio and
television scriptwriters. . . .Its full-time staff advises members in
all aspects of writing, including the detailed vetting of
contracts. It conducts negotiations for collective minimum-term
agreements with publishers in association with the Writers' Guild, and
offers legal help (including litigation when an issue of general
concern to authors is at stake). It maintains a watching brief on all
matters relating to copyright, which is becoming increasingly
important in this electronic age. It runs a number of social and
informative events for members, and administers a number of literary
awards.

10.3.4 The Poetry Society

Freepost LON5410
London WC2H 9BR
Email: poetrysoc@dial.pipex.com
WWW: http://www.poetrysoc.com/

The Poetry Society exists to help poets and poetry thrive in Britain
today. It is a registered charity and has been in existence since
1909. The Arts Council of England, grants from trusts and sponsors,
and sales of membership and publications support it. Members include
poets, teachers, librarians, and all kinds of readers of contemporary
poetry.

 

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