Learn about creator registration, the Payback payment, and other royalties and services for writers and visual artists.

Payback for Writers and Payback for Visual Artists


The 2014 Payback claim period will be open from April 1 to May 31.

All creators affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2013 will be 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 2014 Payback claim are works published in print format between the years 1993 - 2012. Works published in 2013 will be requested next year. Digital/online works are not eligible.

You do not need to submit a 2014 claim if:

  1. You submitted a claim in the past and do not have any new (2012) works to add. Your 2014 payment will be calculated based on the data submitted previously.
  2. You did not publish any works between the years 1993 - 2012 in print format for which you retain copyright.

To submit your claim or to make changes to your previous submission, please login here.

Steps to Complete Your Payback Claim

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