Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction

COPIBEC, Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction

550 Sherbrooke Ouest, tour Est
Bureau 510
Montréal (Québec)
H3A 1B9
Phone: 5142881664
Fax: +1 514 288-1669

Chief Executive:
Executive Director: Frédérique Couette
Chief Executive Phone: 1 514 288-1664
Chief Executive Email:

Year of first distribution: 1985

Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 10
How are Board Members elected: by Copibec members during the AGM
Total number of Author Representatives: 5
Total number of Publisher Representatives: 5

Total number of Member Associations: 8
Total Publishers' Associations: 4
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations: 4
Total Rights holders represented: 29770
Remarks about the members: Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois, Association nationale des éditeurs de livres. Association des journalistes indépendants du Québec, Les Quotidiens du Québec, Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec, Société de développement des périodiques culturels québécois, Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels. Les Hebdos du Québec Individual rights holders served: 28 509 Québec authors 1 261 Québec publishers


Type of National legislation :
Civil law: Yes
Common law: Yes
Other Law: In Quebec, we operate under both types of law

Licensing system:
Voluntary Licencing schemes, without any form of back-up in Copyright Laws

Reprographic licences
Types of works licensed: Published works including books, periodicals, journals, newspapers, artistic works and non published plays.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): Reprography including press clipping, coursepacks and document delivery
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Schools, colleges, universities, federal and provincial governments,cities, associations, businesses, librairies.

Digital Licences
Types of works licensed: Literary, artistic and dramatic works
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs,
document delivery and storage): Scanning, posting and storing in a secured network, displaying, distributing press panoramas, emailing. Transactional licences for any other uses
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: All sectors

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights: No
Other areas of licensing: Reprint rights, access to content online through SAMUEL (Simplified Access for multidisciplinary education and learning), services to special needs students (DONA).

Title-specific distribution: No
Non title-specific distribution: No
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: Yes
Full reporting: Yes
Sampling: Yes
Statistical surveys: No
Objective availability: Yes
Possibility to be copied: No

Bilateral agreements type A with: AIDRO (Italy), ACCESS COPYRIGHT(Canada), CAL (Australia), CCC (USA), CEDRO (Spain), CFC (France), CLA (UK), CLASS (Singapore), CLL (New Zealand), DALRO (South Africa), HKRRLS (Hong Kong), ICLA (Ireland), JAACC (Japan), KOPINOR (Norway), Pro Litteris (Switzerland), REPROBEL (Belgium), SIAE (Italy), SR (Netherlands)
Bilateral agreements type B with: ABDR (Brazil), CADRA (Argentina), CeMPro (Mexico), COPYDAN (Denmark), Fjölís (Iceland), Jamcopy (Jamaica), KORRA (Republic of Korea), MASA (Republic of Mauritius), OSDEL (Greece), VG Wort (Germany)


Total amount collected for all licensing:
CAD 15,670,509.00 (+/- EUR 10,046,486.09)

Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
CAD 15,670,509.00 (+/- EUR 10,046,486.09)

Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
CAD 15,266,638.00 (+/- EUR 9,787,561.23)

Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
CAD 403,871.00 (+/- EUR 258,924.86)

Total amount distributed to national rightsholders:
CAD 5,632,467.00 (+/- EUR 3,611,018.72)

Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs:
CAD 5,940,358.00 (+/- EUR 3,808,410.05)

Total amount distributed from all licensing:
CAD 11,572,825.00 (+/- EUR 7,419,428.77)

The exchange rate of 1 January 2019 was applied, being EUR 1= 1.5598 CAD