Non-title specific distributions occur when it is impossible or impractical to collect information on the actual works copied under our licence, for example, in some government departments or universities and colleges (except for coursepack copying).
In these situations, Access Copyright collects royalties from our licensees on a per-student or employee basis. These royalties are then distributed 50/50 between publishers and creators, through our publisher repertoire payment, Payback and by using data that reflects what might have been copied in a specific sector. Payments for foreign copyright owners abroad are paid to foreign reproduction rights organizations (RROs).
Our non-title specific distributions for publisher affiliates include:
Our publisher repertoire payment is funded from three sources:
Publisher repertoire royalties are shared between all affiliated publishers based on revenue totals reported by them to Access Copyright.
Points are awarded based on sales that are reported to us by publishers and are subject to verification by Access Copyright. The total awarded points are divided into the total publishers' repertoire pool to yield a dollars-per-point figure, and then the dollars are divided accordingly.
|Publisher Sales Category||Points|
|up to 1,000||0|
|1,001 - 50,000||1|
|50,001 - 100,000||2|
|100,001 - 500,000||6|
|500,001 - 2,500,000||10|
|2,500,001 - 10,000,000||20|
|10,000,001 - 100,000,000||40|
Affiliated publishers will be eligible for the Publisher Repertoire Payment as long as they affiliated with Access Copyright by the end of the previous year.
For example, publishers who become an affiliate of Access Copyright by the end of 2016 will be eligible for the Publisher Repertoire Payment in 2017.
Access Copyright distributes royalties collected from government licensees (federal, provincial and municipal) 50/50 to publishers and creators.
For publishers, 5% of their share of the royalties is distributed through the publisher repertoire payment.
The remaining 95% of royalties is distributed using a government model that factors in the type of work copied (newspapers, magazines and journals and books). Our current model was developed using survey data which captured the source of materials photocopied by federal government employees. This was paired with additional data (described below) to best identify the rightsholders whose works are copied by employees of the federal government.
Access Copyright distributes royalties collected from the university and college sectors in two ways:
Royalties collected from universities and colleges covered under a licence with Access Copyright
Fifteen percent of the royalties collected are allocated 50/50 to publisher and creators via their respective repertoire payments. The remaining amount is distributed using the most recent three years of data received on coursepack copying in licensed universities and colleges. This data is a reasonable approximation of the day-to-day photocopying in post-secondary institutions across Canada (outside Quebec).
Want more information on our royalty distributions? Check out our royalty distribution schedule for 2017 (French) as well as more information on our royalty distributions as well as how we split royalties between publishers and creators.