Barbara Hayes

Barbara HayesPayments to Authors: Past Campaigns & Future Possibilities

Format: Audio

Target Audience: All Levels

Novelist, poet and playwright Maureen Duffy, who has been at the forefront of international campaigns for authors’ rights for decades, in conversation with Barbara Hayes of Public Lending Right (PLR) International and Deputy CEO of the UK Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS).  Their wide-ranging discussion takes in the value of intellectual property, how campaigns of the past were won and the future for micro-payments to authors on a global scale.


  • Understand about the lobbying authors’ organisations have undertaken on behalf of writers in the past and what’s on the table for the future
  • Know more about the work of the International Authors Forum and the work we undertake on behalf of authors, protecting your rights at the international level where there are plenty of threats to your rights
  • Learn about PLR International and what’s happening in the UK and trends across Europe
  • Find out about collective management and what it might mean for you


Barbara started her career in direct marketing. Having spent seven years in the US designing and marketing properties, she returned to the UK to work within the International Department of a major multinational HR consultancy.

Barbara joined the Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society in January 2004. She took over responsibility for Communications and Membership, looking at ways in which ALCS raises its profile amongst the membership, potential members and the public in general and devising successful marketing and membership recruitment strategies.

She has also been involved with the work of the All Party Writers Group, seeking opportunities to bring issues regarding writers to the attention of the appropriate parliamentarians.

Barbara is also Company Secretary of the International Authors Forum.

She represented ALCS for a number of years on the Board of the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) or Société des Auteurs Audiovisuels. In November 2015 Barbara became Chair of the SAA.

In 2016 Barbara became Chair of the PLR International Steering Committee.


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