If you are a Canadian writer, publisher or visual artist, you could be paid more than once for your writing with the help of Access Copyright.
This organization believes you should be fairly compensated when your books or articles are copied. A study found that 80% of all copies made on copy machines are from books! By becoming an affiliate of Access Copyright, you will have access to services that will help maximize your royalty income for the secondary use of your works. Get detailed info on their website.
Becoming an Access Copyright affiliate is FREE!
Benefits of Being an Access Copyright Affiliate:
- Royalty Payments: They ensure that our affiliates are fairly compensated.
- Affiliate Outreach: They make sure the interests of their affiliates are heard by policy and decision makers on important issues, such as intellectual property.
- International Network: Access Copyright has reciprocal agreements with reproduction rights organizations (RROs) from around the world. When their affiliates’ works have been copied in a country with which they have an agreement, they distribute the royalties to them.
- One of the benefits of being a small publisher or trade-published writer in Canada! However you must have set up a small publishing business in Canada, if you are not with an established (not Vanity!) publisher.
Writers Around the World.
In the United States, the CCC, the Copyright Clearance Center compensates publishers and creators / writers for the use of their work. They claim: “In the past ten years, we distributed $1.5 billion in royalties to content owners on six continents.”
Their subsidiary “RightsDirect” does the same in several European Countries. German authors and publishers join VG WORT, to be precise: only members of the European Union and authors who have Germany as their place of residence.