What Does Access Copyright Do?
Users of copyright protected materials need access to published content. In turn, copyright owners - the creators and publishers of the content - deserve to be paid fairly for the use of their works.
Access Copyright bridges the gap between content users and creators, effectively managing the needs of both groups through two core business functions: Licensing and Royalty Collection & Distribution.
Access Copyright simplifies the process of copyright clearance and payment through our licensing activities. Our licensing solutions help facilitate user access within a system that remunerates creators fairly.
Access Copyright offers two types of licences:
Comprehensive: This type of licence is ideal for organizations that regularly use copyright protected works. It provides advance permission for copying materials from an ever-growing repertoire of books, journals, newspapers, etc.
Among those organizations covered by an Access Copyright licence or through a tariff are:
- public schools
- post-secondary institutions
- municipal governments
- not-for-profit organizations
Transactional: A transactional or pay-per-use licence provides convenient permissions for one-time use or infrequent copying of works. This type of licence is available to organizations as well as to individuals.
Royalty Collection & Distribution
The royalties we collect at Access Copyright come from the following primary sources: licensing revenues, and royalties forwarded to us from foreign reproduction rights organizations (RROs) for Canadian works copied abroad.
How does Access Copyright collect and distribute royalties?