Want to become part of Access Copyright? Affiliate today using our online affiliation portal.
At Access Copyright, we offer a variety of services designed to make it easy for our creator affiliates to be rewarded for the use of their works in schools, businesses, government and other organizations.
Affiliating with Access Copyright is free and offers many benefits for Canadian writers and visual artists.
Royalty Payments to Affiliates: We manage licensing, collection of licensing fees and distribution of royalties on your behalf so that you can focus on what you do best - creating!
Payback: You will be eligible to receive our annual Payback payment. Each year, all eligible affiliates receive a share of the Payback payment depending on how much they contributed to the repertoire of works licensed by Access Copyright.
You will be eligible for Payback as long as you registered with Access Copyright by the end of the previous year.
For example, if you become an affiliate of Access Copyright by the end of 2015, you will be eligible for Payback starting in 2016.
Advocate for Your Interests: Access Copyright makes sure the interests of our affiliates are heard by policy and decision makers on issues important to them, such as intellectual property.
To affiliate with Access Copyright, you must:
All applicants who fill out the online Creator Registration Form will be required to submit photocopies or scans of sample(s) of their work for which they retain reproduction rights as they appear in the print publication, at least two (2) pieces of acceptable identification (French) and their Social Insurance Number (SIN) before their application may be processed.
One to three samples per rights holder type (i.e. writer or visual artist) may be required.
Access Copyright is unable to offer affiliation to creators under certain circumstances. These include if the only works you own are: