The British Copyright Council (BCC) represents those who create, hold interests, or manage rights in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, performances, films, sound recordings, broadcasts and other material in which there are rights of copyright and related rights.
Our members include professional associations, industry bodies and trade unions which together represent hundreds of thousands of authors, creators, performers, publishers, and producers. These right holders include many individual freelancers, sole traders, and SMEs, as well as larger corporations within the creative and cultural industries. Our members also include collecting societies which represent right holders, and which provide licensed access to works of creativity. A list of our members can be found here.
The BCC urges the government to prioritise these policy recommendations that have been developed with our membership, which collectively represents the voices of over 500,000 creators, spanning the creative industries.