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

The 2017 Payback claim period is now closed.

This year’s payment will be distributed in November to all creators affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2016.

All creators will receive the Payback base payment and those who have claimed works published between 1996 and 2015 will receive a supplementary payment, which will be calculated based on the total amount of works claimed for those years.

If you have any questions about this year’s Payback, please contact Royalty and Client Services at

Receive your payment faster this November by signing up for direct deposit.

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Updating your agreement enhances Access Copyright’s ability to react to technological change in our representation of your rights and strengthens the collective position for all affiliated creators.


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