Photography by George Kavanagh
DACS - the Design and Artists Copyright Society - is the UK's copyright and collecting society for artists and visual creators. They exist to promote and protect the copyright and related rights of artists and visual creators.
Payback 2008 has now launched
Last year DACS paid over 12,500 artists and visual creators a share of £3 million. This year make sure you're one of them! Payback is the annual service from DACS which pays artists, photographers, illustrators and all other visual creators (and their heirs and beneficiaries) a share of collective licensing revenue for secondary uses of their works, Secondary uses include photocopying an existing reproduction of a work in a book or magazine, or making a video of a television broadcast in which artistic works appear, for use as an educational resource in a school, college or university. Payback is available to all visual creators and not just those who are members of DACS. If you represent visual creators as an agent or picture library, you may be able to claim on their behalf, too.