"Last month a record 14,500 visual artists enjoyed a share of £4.4 million in Payback royalties through DACS.It's worth contrasting this with the earlier ALCS post. For DACS there's no post-Hargreaves anxiety about the threat of broader free use provisions diminishing the pot from which artists and designers are paid.
Payback is an annual service provided by DACS, which distributes royalties to visual artists whose work has been reproduced in UK books and magazines, and on certain UK television channels. ...
Payback royalties come from revenue generated through UK collective licensing schemes including the photocopying of books and magazines by local government departments, universities and other businesses. Collective licensing is used in situations where it would be difficult or near impossible for visual artists to licence their rights on an individual basis, for example, when a business wishes to photocopy a page of a book which features their work ...".
Monday 16 January 2012
DACS relishes record payback
here), another British collecting society has been rejoicing at its recent pay-outs: this is the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS). According to a press release last Friday,