Learn about creator affiliation, the Payback payment, and other royalties and services for writers and visual artists.

Payback for Writers and Payback for Visual Artists

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The 2016 Payback claim period will be open from April 1st to May 31st.

All creators affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2015 will be eligible to submit a claim for this year's payment. Payments are distributed at the end of every November.

The eligible publication years for your 2016 Payback claim are works published in print format between the years 1995 – 2014. Works published in 2015 will be requested next year. Digital/online works are not eligible.

You do not need to submit a 2016 claim if:

  1. You submitted a claim in the past and do not have any new (2014) works to add. Your 2016 payment will be calculated based on the data submitted previously.
  2. You did not publish any works between the years 1995 – 2014 in print format and for which you retain copyright.

If you haven’t signed the new Creator Affiliation Agreement, you will be first prompted to review and sign the new agreement.

Steps to Complete Your Payback Claim

Frequently Asked Questions

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