Zoom Workshop: The ALCS and how it can help you

Thursday 17 February 11am


Time: 11am
Price: This event is free and only open to Guild Members

Event Information

A free online presentation by ALCS, followed by a live question and answer session


In this Zoom event for the GFW, Pallavi Vadhia and Louisa Stark from ALCS will be discussing what secondary royalties are, how ALCS makes payments to members, the different types of work ALCS collects monies for, and the schemes and benefits authors can receive by joining the ALCS.

ALCS make sure you receive the money you’re entitled to as a writer when someone copies or uses your work. It’s a not-for-profit organisation, owned by its more than 114,000 members. Membership is open to all types of writers. 

They collect money for writers from all over the world and pay it out to their members. To date, they have paid out around £570m.

The money they collect is for ‘secondary uses’ of members work – such as photocopies, cable retransmission, digital reproduction and educational recording. These sorts of rights typically bring in small amounts of money that are difficult for writers to monitor individually, so the most effective way to gather them is collectively. 

It takes tireless investigation, as well as experience and expertise. But with the help of ALCS’s bespoke IT systems, they can now collect money from all over the world through agreements with over 55 different societies in more than 40 countries.


Pallavi Vadhia

Pallavi works in the Membership Services Department and deals with Membership and Estate queries.


Louisa Stark

Louisa Stark from the Published Works (Operations) Department has been at ALCS for three years and deals with all published works queries.

This workshop will take place through Zoom. Please email Guild administrator Kim Furnell admin@gfw.co.uk to register. Kim will then send you details of how to access the events on Zoom. 

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