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

Payback for Writers and Payback for Visual Artists


The 2015 Payback claim period will be open from April 1st to May 31st.

All creators affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2014 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 2015 Payback claim are works published in print format between 1994 – 2013. Works published in 2014 will be requested next year. Digital/online works are not eligible.

You do not need to submit a 2015 claim if:

  1. You submitted a claim in the past and do not have any new (2013) works to add. Your 2015 payment will be calculated based on the data submitted previously.
  2. You did not publish any works between 1994 – 2013 in print format and for which you retain copyright.

To submit your claim or to make changes to your previous submission, please login here.

Steps to complete your Payback claim

Frequently asked questions (English, French)

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