DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society), a
not-for-profit artists’ rights organisation, is once again preparing to launch
Payback, its annual service that allows artists to claim royalties for use of
published works.

If your work with copyright-protected artworks
has been published in a book or magazine or included in a television broadcast,
you can apply for a share in Payback.

Payback royalties are obtained through
collective licensing schemes, which cover things such as photocopying of books
by government departments and businesses, or repeats of television programmes.
Last year 15,000 artists received a share of almost £4million.

Payback launches on August 1 and runs until
October 31. For more information, visit www.dacs.org.uk/for-artists/payback.