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

Access Copyright will distribute this year’s Payback payment to our creator affiliates in November.

If you are receiving royalties from us by direct deposit, please leave up to five business days for your bank to process the payment.

All creators affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2014 will be receiving a Payback payment this year. All creators will receive a base payment and all those who have completed a Payback claim in the past six years will receive a supplementary payment.

The supplementary payment depends on what type of publication (books, magazines, scholarly journals and newspapers) your work was featured in, how much you published and when you published.

More information on this year’s payment can be found through our Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

Additionally, you can email us anytime with your questions to

Have you updated your affiliation by signing the new Creator Affiliation Agreement? If you haven’t yet, you can quickly and easily get started by logging in at

Changed your address recently? You can update your contact information through our creator portal.

Want to tweet about your Payback payment? Please use the hashtag #ACPayback.

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