OTTAWA, ON, Dec. 22, 2022 /CNW/ – Copyright Visual Arts/Droit d’Auteurs en Arts Visuels (COVA-DAAV) today announced an agreement with SOCAN that will see the transfer of SOCAN’s visual arts and crafts business to COVA-DAAV, with offices in Ottawa and Montreal.
The move means that COVA-DAAV will be the only copyright collecting agency in Canada tasked with licensing and distributing copyright royalties to the visual arts and crafts sector.
“This new consolidation of services simplifies access to licensing support for visual artists, their estates, and other rightsholders, and we share SOCAN’s vision for the future of licensing and copyright management for our sector,” said Marcia Lea, Executive Director of COVA-DAAV.
Copyright Visual Arts responds to a shifting art economy by providing effective digital tools to enable visual artists to achieve sustainable careers. This includes their new Image Bank digital licensing service, and Copyright Visual Arts’ partnership in building Imprimo, a new Blockchain platform, which helps artists organize and present their work, authoritatively track its provenance, make connections within the arts community, and create opportunities for discovery.