Membership at CLASS is open to published authors and publishers. CLASS protects the interests of copyright owners by acting as the conduit between rights-owners and users of copyrighted works.
As a CLASS member, you are entitled to many exclusive privileges
Through CLASS’s licensing schemes, your published works are automatically included for use by licensed colleges, schools and universities etc. If your work is used, you’ll be paid based on the licence fees received by CLASS. Because of CLASS international arrangements, your works are also included in the repertoire of its sister collecting societies worldwide
CLASS distributes royalty payments on a yearly basis. Members whose works appear in the list of copied works will receive royalty payment, subject to certain conditions. Non-members whose works have been listed are not entitled to receive royalty payments unless they join as members.
There is no catch. The good news about this is that membership with CLASS is free.
However, members will only receive royalty payments if their works have been found to be copied by CLASS’ licensees.