Join Richard Combes, Head of Rights and Licensing, Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society  and gain a better understanding of copyright issues, including -

·Absolute basics 

·Copying permissions

·Differences in online permissions

·What you can do

·Resources for supporting colleagues

·Resources for teaching pupils


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Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Richard Combes

Speaker Details

Richard joined the ALCS legal team in 2002, having previously worked in private practice, and became Head of Rights and Licensing in 2007.

His work at ALCS focuses on the development of collective rights and licensing schemes in the UK and internationally, aimed at providing writers with fair remuneration for the re-use of their work. This role involves a significant degree of partnership and collaboration with other UK writers’ organisations and licensing bodies as well as authors’ societies and collecting agencies around the world.

Richard’s department is also responsible for engaging with UK and EU policy on copyright and authors’ rights – an area of growing prominence on the political agenda – by drafting responses to government consultations, preparing Ministerial briefings and setting the agenda for the All Party Writers’ Group.

Richard represents ALCS on the Boards of the British Copyright Council and the Educational Recording Agency, of which he is currently Vice-Chair.