The British Copyright Council


The British Copyright Council is an umbrella organisation providing a forum for the discussion of copyright matters. It is a liaison committee and pressure group for change in copyright law at UK, European and International level.

The BCC represents those who create, hold interests in or manage rights in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, films, sound recordings, broadcasts and other material in which there are rights of copyright or related rights; and those who perform such works.

Members of the BCC include professional associations, industry bodies, trade unions and collecting societies representing hundreds of thousands of authors, creators, performers, publishers and producers. These right holders include many sole traders, freelancers and smaller businesses as well as larger corporations.

The BCC was founded in 1965 and incorporated in 2007 as a not for profit company limited by guarantee.