Access Copyright Payback claim period open until May 31

The 2017 Access Copyright Payback claim period is open from April 1st to May 31. If you’re a writer or visual artist who was affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2016, now is the time to submit a claim for this year’s payment. The eligible publication years for the 2017 Payback claim are 1996 to 2015. Written and […]

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Access Copyright & Access Copyright Foundation: What Can They Do for You?

by Elle Andra-Warner Are you registered with Access Copyright (AC) as one of over 11,000 Canadian writers, visual artists or publishers who receive an annual payment? Or have you ever applied for a Professional Development, Research or Events grant from Access Copyright Foundation? If not, here’s some information that could add to your stream of […]

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

The Copyright Modernization Act: friend or foe?

Yesterday in Ottawa, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages James Moore and Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture) Christian Paradis spoke to the media about their plan to fast-track Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act, and have it passed by the end of the year. The act is, according to many, a […]

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 10:25 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

UBC ends deal with Access Copyright, freelance writers lose out

Joining more than a dozen other large post-secondary institutions across the country, the University of British Columbia has ended a long-standing contract with Access Copyright, a non-profit organization that aims to guarantee fair compensation for writers and publishers when their works are copied. UBC says that the organization was demanding “dramtically” higher fees and wanted […]

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 10:24 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,