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This table shows a list of organisations that are related to copyright and the creative industries.

Alliance for IP

Formerly the Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy. The Alliance is a unique coalition of British trade associations and industry enforcement organisations, it provides a single voice for those who share an interest in preventing intellectual property theft in the UK.

Contact details:

Alliance for Intellectual Property, 2nd Floor, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JA
Tel: 020 7803 1319
Fax: 020 7803 1310
 

email: susie@allianceforip.co.uk
http://www.allianceforip.co.uk

Anti Copying in Design - ACID

ACID (Anti Copying In Design) is a membership trade organisation, set up by designers for designers, to combat the growing threats of plagiarism in the design and creative industries.

Contact details:

Adelaide House, London Bridge, London, EC4R 9HA
Tel: 0845 644 3617
Fax: 0845 644 3618

email: help@acid.uk.com
http://www.acid.uk.com

Association of Authors' Agents

The majority of established agencies in the UK belong to the Association, which exists to provide a forum for member agents to discuss industry matters, to represent the interests of agents and their clients, and to uphold a code of good practice.

Contact details:
President - Peter Straus, Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd, 20 Powis Mews, London W11 1JN
Tel: 020 7221 3717

email: Peters@rcwlitagency.com
http://www.agentsassoc.co.uk

Association of Illustrators - AOI

The AOI was established in 1973 to advance and protect illustrators' rights and to encourage professional standards. Its membership includes freelance illustrators, illustration agents, clients, students and lecturers. The AOI provides professional advice for illustrators and presents an annual programme of events.

Contact details:
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Tel: 020 7759 1010

email: info@theaoi.com
http://www.theaoi.com

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers - ALPSP

ALPSP is the international trade association for non-profit publishers and those who work with them. ALPSP is the only international trade association that represents scholarly publishers across all disciplines of academic endeavour. With more than 350 members in 37 countries who collectively publish more than 10,000 journals as well as books, databases and other resources. ALPSP provides representation, cooperative initiatives, information, best practice advice and professional development.

Contact details:
51 Middletons Road, Yaxley, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE7 3NU
Tel: 0173 324 7178

email: admin@alpsp.org
http://www.alpsp.org/

Association of Photographers - AOP

The AOP represents the interests of and aims to improve the rights of all professional photographers in the UK, as well as promoting the highest standards of work and practice across the industry.

Contact details:
21 Downham Road, London N1 5AA
Tel: 020 7739 6669

email: info@aophoto.co.uk
http://www.the-aop.org

Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society - ALCS

The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) represents the interests of all UK writers and aims to ensure writers are fairly compensated for any works that are copied, broadcast or recorded. Run by writers for writers, ALCS has distributed over £114 million to writers since its inception in 1977.

Contact details:
Barnard's Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN UK
Tel: 020 7264 5700

email: alcs@alcs.co.uk
http://www.alcs.co.uk

British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors - BASCA

BACS represents the interests of music writers across all genres, providing advice on professional and artistic music matters.

Contact details:
2nd floor, British Music House, 26 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LR
Tel: 020 7636 2929

email: info@britishacademy.com
http://www.basca.org.uk

British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies - BAPLA

BAPLA is the UK trade association for picture libraries and the largest organisation of its kind in the world. With over 400 member companies, it represents the vast majority of commercial picture libraries and agencies in the UK.

Contact details:
59 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0BS
Tel: 020 8297 1198

email: enquiries@bapla.org.uk
http://www.bapla.org

British Copyright Council - BCC

The British Copyright Council is an umbrella organisation bringing together organisations which represent those who create, or hold rights in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and those who perform such works. It functions principally as a liaison committee for its member associations, providing them with a forum for the discussion of matters of copyright interest. It also acts as a pressure group for changes in copyright law at UK, European and International level.

Contact details:
29-33 Berners Street London W1T 3AB
Tel: 01986 788 122

email: info@britishcopyright.org
http://www.britishcopyright.org

British Institute of Professional Photography - BIPP

The British Institute of Professional Photography is the premier qualifying body for professional image makers in the UK with over 3500 members covering every type of photography. The BIPP represents professional image making to government and industry.

Contact details:
The Coach House, The Firs, High Street, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 4SJ
Tel: 01296 642020

email: info@bipp.com
http://www.bipp.com

Chartered Institute of Journalists - CIoJ

The CIoJ is both a Chartered professional body and a fully certified, independent trade union. It represents, advises and safeguards newspaper and magazine journalists, radio and television broadcasters, freelancers, PR practitioners, workers in multimedia, internet and electronic publishing, and others in related fields. It received its Royal Charter in 1890.

Contact details:
2 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 2XU
Tel: 020 7252 1187

email: memberservices@ioj.co.uk
http://www.cioj.co.uk/

Chartered Society of Designers - CSD

The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) is the professional body for designers. It is the world's largest chartered body of professional designers and is unique in representing designers in all disciplines.

Contact details:
1 Cedar Court, Royal Oak Yard, Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3GA
Tel: 020 7357 8088

email: csd@csd.org.uk
http://www.csd.org.uk

Christian Copyright Licensing International - CCLI

CCLI licenses churches, schools and organisations to reproduce the words of hymns and/or songs onto OHPs, electronic storage and retrieval system, song sheets, songbooks etc. A CCLI licence also includes non-commercial recording rights on behalf of MCPS. CCLI also issues the Music Reproduction Licence to churches, schools and organisations enabling them to photocopy musical compositions intended for congregational singing from a wide range of hymn and song books.

Contact details:
CCLI Ltd, Chantry House, 22 Upperton Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 1BF
Tel: 01323 417711

email: info@ccli.co.uk
http://www.ccli.co.uk

Design and Artists Copyright Society - DACS

DACS is the copyright and collecting society for visual artists in the UK. It is a non-profit, membership-based organisation representing fine artists and their heirs, as well as photographers, illustrators, craftspeople, cartoonists, architects, animators and designers. DACS provides a range of licensing services for copyright consumers and now also manages Artist's Resale Rights on behalf of all artists in the UK.

Contact details:
33 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DX
Tel: 020 7336 8811

email: info@dacs.org.uk
http://www.dacs.co.uk

Educational Recording Agency - ERA

ERA operates a Licensing Scheme on behalf of its members for educational use of copyright material. Uniquely serving the UK educational sector, ERA is one of a range of collecting societies which help copyright owners and performers derive an income from the licensed use of their literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works.

Contact details:
Verulam House, 60 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LU
Tel: 020 7837 3222

email: era@era.org.uk
http://www.era.org.uk

Federation Against Copyright Theft - FACT

FACT is the leading representative trade body that is committed to protecting the interests of the UK's film and broadcast industry in the fight against pirate films and DVDs and the increasing threat from online piracy. FACT deals primarily with Customs, the Police and Trading Standards Offices, providing expert technical examination services for evidential purposes and the gathering of evidence to justify enforcement action or prosecution by the relevant authority. FACT also undertakes private prosecutions on behalf of its members.

Contact details:
Europa House, Church Street, Old Isleworth Middlesex,TW7 6DA
Tel: 020 8568 6646

email: contact@fact-uk.org.uk
http://www.fact-uk.org.uk

IFRRO - International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations

The International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) is an independent organisation established to foster the fundamental international copyright principles embodied in the Berne and Universal Copyright Conventions. Its purpose is to facilitate, on an international basis, the collective management of reproduction and other rights relevant to copyrighted works through the co-operation of national Reproduction Rights Organisations (RROs). IFRRO also manages CopyrightLink.org, an online portal for information on copyright around the world.

Contact details:
Rue du Prince Royal 85, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 234 62 60

email: secretariat@ifrro.org
http://www.ifrro.org

Music Publishers' Association - MPA

The Music Publishers Association (MPA) looks after the interests of all music publishers based or working in the UK and exists to safeguard and improve the business and legal environment within which its members are operating.

Contact details:
6th Floor, British Music House, 26 Berners Street, London W1T 3LR
Tel: 020 7580 0126

email: info@mpaonline.org.uk
http://www.mpaonline.org.uk/

National Union of Journalists - NUJ

The NUJ represents over 35,000 members in newspapers, magazine and book publishing, public relations and broadcasting, plus freelancers. It gives legal and professional advice on many matters, including copyright and contracts.

Contact details:
Head Office, Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP
Tel: 020 7840 5504

email: info@nuj.org.uk
http://www.nuj.org.uk

Newspaper Licensing Agency - NLA

The NLA was set up in 1996 to offer a one-stop shop for a licence to copy, for internal management use, from all of the UK's national newspapers and regional and foreign titles, too. The NLA offers rights to photocopy /fax and digitally copy and transmit cuttings for internal use - even specialised rights to distribute externally - all under one licence. The repertoire includes all English and most Scottish national newspapers and many regional and international titles.

Contact details:
Mount Pleasant House, Lonsdale Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1HJ
Tel: 01892 525273

email: copy@nla.co.uk
http://www.nla.co.uk

PEN International

PEN International (Poets, Essayists, Editors, Novelists), the worldwide association of writers with 141 Centres in 99 Countries, exists to promote friendship and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere, to fight for freedom of expression and represent the conscience of world literature.

Contact details:
Brownlow House, 50 / 51 High Holborn, London WC1V 6ER
Tel: 020 7405 0338

email: info@pen-international.org
http://www.internationalpen.org.uk

Periodical Publishers Association - PPA

The Periodical Publishers Association (PPA) is the organisation for magazine and business-to-business media publishers in the UK. PPA's role is to promote and protect the interests of the industry in general, and member companies in particular.

Contact details:
Queens House, 28 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JR
Tel: 020 7404 4166

email: info1@ppa.co.uk
http://www.ppa.co.uk

Poetry Society

The Society is the only national organisation solely dedicated to the promotion of poets and poetry and is a registered charity. Around 4,000 teachers, librarians, booksellers, journalists and readers and writers of poetry all over the world are members. The Society produces Britain's leading poetry magazine, Poetry Review.

Contact details:
22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX
Tel: 020 7420 9880

email: info@poetrysociety.org.uk
http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk

Public Lending Right - PLR

The Public Lending Right (PLR) is the right allowing authors to receive payment under PLR legislation for the loans of their books by UK public libraries. To qualify for payment, applicants must register their books. Payments are made annually on the basis of loans data collected from a sample of public libraries in the UK.

Contact details:
Richard House, Sorbonne Close, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6DA
Tel: 01642 604 699

http://www.plr.uk.com

Publishers Association

The Publishers Association is the leading trade organisation serving book, journal and electronic publishers in the UK. It brings publishers together to discuss the main issues facing the industry and to define the practical policies that will take the industry forward.

Contact details:
29b Montague Street, London WC1B 5BW
Tel: 020 7691 9191

email: mail@publishers.org.uk
http://www.publishers.org.uk

Publishers Licensing Society - PLS

PLS represents the interests of publishers in the collective licensing of photocopying and digitisation. Together with the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society, PLS owns and directs the Copyright Licensing Agency and works in partnership with the Design and Artists Copyright Society. PLS is owned by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, the Periodical Publishers Association, and the Publishers Association.

Contact details:
Barnard's Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN
Tel: 020 7079 5930

email: pls@pls.org.uk
http://www.pls.org.uk

Publishing Scotland

Launched in April 2007, Publishing Scotland has grown from the Scottish Publishers Association. It adds a development role, integrating new technologies in all formats with traditional publishing and provides a networking and training opportunity for organisations and individuals in the industry.

Contact details:
Scott House, 10 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ
Tel: 0131 228 6866

email: enquiries@publishingscotland.org
http://www.publishingscotland.org

Royal Photographic Society - RPS

The RPS, founded in 1853, exists to promote every aspect of photography. It does so by organising lectures, workshops and other educational activities; by mounting exhibitions; by publications; and by maintaining an outstanding collection of photographic books, images and equipment.

Contact details:
Fenton House, 122 Wells Road, Bath BA2 3AH
Tel: 01225 325733

email: reception@rps.org
http://www.rps.org

Society of Authors

The Society of Authors is a non profit-making organisation, founded in 1884, "to protect the rights and further the interests of authors". The Society now has over 7,500 members.

Contact details:
84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB
Tel: 020 7373 6642

email: info@societyofauthors.org
http://www.societyofauthors.org

The UK Intellectual Property Office - IPO

The UK IPO (formerly known as the Patent Office) aims to stimulate innovation and enhance the international competitiveness of British industry and commerce. They offer customers an accessible, high quality, value for money system both national and international, for granting intellectual property rights.

Contact details:
Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, South Wales NP10 8QQ
Tel: 0300 300 2000

email: information@ipo.gov.uk
http://www.ipo.gov.uk

Writers' Guild of Great Britain

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain is the trade union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film and video games.

Contact details:
The Writers' Guild of Great Britain, 40 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RX
Tel: 020 7833 0777

email: admin@writersguild.org.uk
http://www.writersguild.org.uk