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We help make copyright simple for authors too!

We can help you to learn more about how and when your work is used and make royalty payments to you when they are.

Authors can benefit from our collective licensing scheme by signing up with our member The Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) to be eligible for royalty payments.

By signing up your works will be included in our licences sold to businesses, education institutions and public sector organisations. The scheme gives licence holders the right to copy extracts of your works for certain uses.

This means that where your published works (e.g. book chapters or magazine articles) are copied, shared or reused; and logged in our regular data collections with licensees, you should receive the royalties you are due.

This way you will know more about where and how your work is used and receive payments for uses which you might otherwise have not been aware of.   

If you want to sign up or find out more about other services for authors please contact ALCS membership recruitment directly.


Flowchart showing how CLA sells licences and gathers data to distribute royalties to authors

Certain works are excluded from CLA licences by authors or publishers and these are available  to view on our Excluded works page.

If you think you might want to opt your works out of the CLA licence please email us at 

If you have any question at all about our licensing scheme and how we license your work please contact us.

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