Further links and resources mentioned on these pages

In this Directory you can find details of further links and resources mentioned on these pages as well as the main points of contact for finding out more about copyright in the UK and abroad. You can also find details of rights holding bodies, societies and collecting funds.

General Resources

Rights Representing Organisations

  • ALCSA collecting society which protects and promotes the rights of authors and provide teaching material on copyright for all age groups
  • BAPLABritish Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies, a the trade association for picture libraries in the UK
  • British Phonographic Industry Represents the UK’s recorded music industry
  • DACSDesign and Artists Copyright Society a not-for-profit organisation which manages the rights of visual artists
  • Equity The UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners
  • Incorporated Society of MusiciansA professional association for musicians, performers, composers, teachers and others
  • Musicians UnionA trade union representing musicians working in all sectors of the music business
  • PACTA trade association representing independent television, feature film, animation and new media production companies
  • PPL A collecting society that licenses recorded music played in public
  • PRS for Music A collecting society, which licenses the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers
  • Radio Independents GroupA non-profit making trade body that represents the UK's independent radio production industry
  • Writers GuildThe trade union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film, online and video games

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