From: Emerald Group Publishing
Published: Thu Jun 16 2005

John Peters, editorial director of Emerald, added, "Emerald strives to be a forward thinking publisher, and we have already taken steps to share photocopying revenues with authors in a fair and equitable way through the Research Fund Awards. ALCS supports the steps that Emerald Group Publishing have taken in providing academic research funding and has offered substantial support for the 2006 Research Fund Awards."

Jane Carr, chief executive of the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, said, "I am delighted that we are able to work with Emerald and can support their excellent scheme whilst retaining the essential element of choice for the author in how their rights are recognised and rewarded."

Details about the Emerald Research Fund Awards for next year (2006) will be provided from July onwards.

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The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society Limited (ALCS) is the UK rights management society for all writers. Its principal business is to collect and distribute fees to writers whose works have been copied, broadcast or recorded. It also collects monies for lending and rental. ALCS was set up in 1977 in the wake of the campaign to establish Public Lending Right in the UK to help writers protect and exploit their collective rights. Since its foundation ALCS has paid writers over £105 million in fees – fees they would not have been able to collect individually. ALCS is wholly owned and controlled by writers. ALCS is dedicated to protecting and promoting authors’ rights:

• by encouraging the establishment of collective licensing schemes
• by fostering an awareness of copyright issues to enable writers to maximise their income, and
• by ensuring that fees resulting from such schemes are efficiently collected and speedily distributed.
ALCS is internationally recognised as a leading authority on copyright matters. It maintains a watching brief on issues affecting writers both in the UK and overseas, making representations to UK government authorities and the European Union.

Ref: TA-260
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Contact Name: Gill Crawford
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