Access Copyright, The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency

Access Copyright, The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency

320 - 56 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2S3
Canada
Phone: +1 416 868 1620
Fax: +1 416 868 1621
E-mail: info@accesscopyright.ca
Web: http://www.accesscopyright.ca

Chief Executive:
President and CEO: Roanie Levy
Chief Executive Email: rlevy@accesscopyright.ca

KEY REPRESENTATIVES
Chief Business Affairs Officer: Claire Gillis
E-mail: cgillis@accesscopyright.ca

HISTORY OF ORGANISATION
Year of first distribution: 1992/93

ORGANISATION
Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 11
How are Board Members elected: Board Members are elected by Member Organizations (Associations) at Annual General Meeting. Executive director is appointed to the Board by the Board directors.
Total number of Author Representatives: 0
Total number of Publisher Representatives: 0

Members:
Total number of Member Associations: 36
Total Publishers' Associations: 18
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations: 18
Total Rights holders represented: 11000
Remarks about the members: Creators - over 12,200 Publishers - over 600

DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR January 1 - December 31

MODEL OF RRO OPERATION
Type of National legislation :
Civil law: No
Common law: Yes
Other Law: Canada has both Civil Law (Quebec) and Common Law (rest of Canada) systems of law. The Federal Court enforces both regimes.

Licensing system:
Voluntary Licencing with legal back-up

LICENCES
Reprographic licences
Types of works licensed: Literary, dramatic, musical and artistic published works in the form of books, magazines, journals and newspapers.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): Comprehensive and transactional licences for photocopying, printing, facsimilie and other reprographic uses, including for inclusion in course packs and document delivery.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Public and private post-secondary and K-12 educational institutions, language and tutorial schools and programs, business organizations (which includes corporations, not-for-profit organizations and charities), copyshops, government (including Federal, Provincial and municipal governments) and libraries.

Digital Licences
Types of works licensed: Literary, dramatic, musical and artistic published works in the form of books, magazines, journals and newspapers.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs,
document delivery and storage): Comprehensive and transactional licences for scanning, distributing and transmitting (including by email), posting to secure networks, accessing, saving, storing, cacheing, displaying, uploading and downloading, including for inclusion in course packs and document delivery.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Public and private post-secondary, business organizations (which includes corporations, not-for-profit organizations and charities), government (including Federal, Provincial and municipal governments).

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights: No
Other areas of licensing: Unlocatable Copyright Owner regime (i.e. orphan works) in association with the Copyright Board of Canada.

DISTRIBUTION
Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used: Generally based on last year's revenues, net of admininstrative withholding percentage
Title-specific distribution: Yes
Non title-specific distribution: Yes
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: Yes
Full reporting: Yes
Sampling: Yes
Statistical surveys: Yes
Objective availability: No
Possibility to be copied: No
Other distribution method: Repertoire Fund payments for Publishers and Creators (Payback for Creators)

AGREEMENTS
Number of Bilateral agreements type A: 23
Bilateral agreements type A with: BCopy, CAL, CCC, CEDRO, CFC, CLL, COPIBEC, CLA, CLASS, CopyDan, CopyRus, DALRO, HKRRLS, ICLA, JAACC, Kopinor, KOPIOSTO, NLA, ProLitteris, Reprobel, SIAE, Stichting Reprorecht, VG Wort
Number of Bilateral agreements type B: 7
Bilateral agreements type B with: CADRA, CeMPro, Fjölís, JAMCOPY, OSDEL, REPRONIG, TTRRO
Other agreements with RROs: 12 digital bilateral agreements with: BCopy, CAL, CCC, CEDRO, CLA, CLL, COPIBEC, CopyDan, DALRO, HKRRLS, NLA, ProLitteris

FINANCIAL DATA

Total amount collected for all licensing:
CAD 10,062,402.00 (+/- EUR 7,121,807.63)

Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
CAD 10,062,402.00 (+/- EUR 7,121,807.63)

Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
CAD 7,791,694.00 (+/- EUR 5,514,681.86)

Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
CAD 2,270,708.00 (+/- EUR 1,607,125.77)

Total amount distributed to national rightsholders:
CAD 7,229,107.00 (+/- EUR 5,116,502.94)

Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs:
CAD 5,202,756.00 (+/- EUR 3,682,324.30)

Total amount distributed from all licensing:
CAD 12,431,863.00 (+/- EUR 8,798,827.23)

The exchange rate of 1 January 2017 was applied, being EUR 1= 1.4129 CAD