Access Copyright Collective


Access Copyright was established as a not-for-profit organization in 1988 by a group of authors and publishers with a common and simple objective:

To protect the value of their intellectual property by ensuring fair compensation when their works are copied.

Today,the organization has grown to become a key service provider for educators, businesses, schools, government and other users of copyright protected works. We represent the reproduction rights of and distribute royalties to thousands of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers.

Operating as a “member guided” organization, our elected board of directors (nine representing publisher member organizations and nine representing creator member organizations) is the driving force behind our organization’s policies.

However, Access Copyright does not register copyright. For information on how to register copyright, contact the Canadian Intellectual Property office at 1-866-997-1936, or visit