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

Claims for the 2017 Payback will be accepted between April 1 and May 31.

Log-in to make your claim.

All creators affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2016 are 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 2017 Payback claim are works published in print format between the years 1996 – 2015. Works published in 2016 will be requested next year. Digital/online works are not eligible.

You will not need to submit a 2017 claim if:

  1. You submitted a claim in the past and do not have any works from 2015 to add. Your 2017 payment will be calculated based on the data submitted previously.
  2. You did not publish any works between the years 1996 – 2015 in print format and for which you retain copyright.

If you haven't signed the updated version of our Creator Affiliation Agreement, you will be first prompted to review and sign the agreement prior to making a Payback claim. 

Steps to Complete the 2017 Payback Claim Form

Frequently Asked Questions

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