Blaca is the UK national group of the International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI) founded in Paris in 1878 under the Presidency of Victor Hugo. Since its foundation in 1981 it has provided a forum for discussion of matters affecting the rights of authors and other copyright owners. Its members are mostly practising or academic lawyers and others interested in upholding the principles of copyright.

It holds regular short seminars on current issues, normally on the second Thursday of alternate months (subject to speakers’ availability) at the offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner.