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


Click here to login to Payback, update your affiliation agreement and make your Payback claim (existing affiliates only).

Payback is now open and we will be accepting claims from April 1 to May 31.

Details on this year’s Payback

All creators affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2014 are eligible to submit a claim for this year’s payment. Payments will be distributed at the end of November.

This year’s Payback claim will cover works published between 1994 and 2013. Works published in 2014 will be requested next year. Digital/online works are not eligible.

Before beginning your claim this year online, you will be prompted to review and sign an updated creator affiliation agreement. Learn more about why we have updated the agreement.

You do not need to make a claim for this year’s payment if:

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

Steps to complete your Payback claim

Frequently asked questions (English, French)

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