The recognized leader in the administration and distribution of collective revenue.
Established by authors and rights holders, ASCRL collects foreign payments for visual works that are mandated by foreign law and distributes those payments to ASCRL members. ASCRL - The recognized leader in the administration and distribution of collective revenue for U.S. illustrators and photographers and U.S. published works.
© Michael Weschler
ASCRL is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation founded by and run by artists. Located in Washington, DC with the primary purpose to distribute foreign reprographic funds for photography and illustration to United States' authors and rights holders and to foreign national authors and rights holders whose works are published in the United States. We advocate for you.
© Bruno Mallart
What Do We Do?
ASCRL works to secure a revenue stream from foreign reprographic funds for authors and copyright owners of visual works. ASCRL's purpose as a not for profit society is to maximize revenues for the authors and rights owners, and to distribute the revenue directly to them as ASCRL members.
© Lina Liberace
How Do I Sign Up?
ASCRL membership is free. If you are a United States citizen and are an author of, or copyright owner in, visual work, or you are a foreign national and are an author of, or own copyright in, visual work published in the United States, you may be eligible for ASCRL membership and you may apply to receive the funds that ASCRL collects.
© Marc Oivier Le Blanc
How Do I Get Paid?
If you are a registered ASCRL member with a completed profile you will automatically receive the funds for which you are eligible. You will be able to view your payments on your ASCRL dashboard. Funds are delivered directly to your bank account through ACH transfer, or by PayPal for recipients who are not able to receive ACH transfers.
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What our customers are saying about our services.
"As a scientific illustrator, I had not thought about searching for the many ways my artwork may have been used in secondary markets."
"I was surprised at the ease of getting started with collecting foreign reproduction royalties through the ASCRL portal, and I have just received my first check."
"ASCRL is a brilliant new non-profit organization that helps photographers and visual artists get paid for works being used overseas (for which they were not previously compensated)."
Member: James Hautman
"We artists do not have the means, ability, knowledge, or resources to identify, apply for, and collect, the money we are rightly owed under foreign legal systems for reprographic funds."