About Access Copyright

Who We Are

Access Copyright is a collective voice of creators and publishers in Canada. A non-profit, national organization, we represent over 10,000 Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers, and their works.

Through agreements with sister organizations around the world we also represent the works of hundreds of thousands of foreign creators and publishers. This rich repertoire of content is highly valued, by educators, students, researchers, corporate employees and others who need to copy and share content.

What We Do

We license the copying of this repertoire to educational institutions, businesses, governments and others. The proceeds gathered when content is copied, remixed and shared are passed along to the copyright-holders.

These investments help to ensure the continued creation of new and innovative works.