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Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction

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COPIBEC, Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction
550 Sherbrooke Ouest, tour Est
Bureau 510
Montréal (Québec)
H3A 1B9
+1 514 288-1664
+1 514 288-1669
Chief Executive Name
Christian Laforce
Chief Executive Title
Executive Director
Chief Executive Phone
1 514 288-1664
Chief Executive Email
Key representative
Director of finances
+1514 288-1664 ext. 234
History of the organisation
All the rights and obligations of the licenses and agreements contracted by UNEQ have been transferred and assigned to COPIBEC as of April 1st, 1998. COPIBEC has replaced UNEQ as the operating RRO in Québec,

Over the years after it was created by the Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois (UNEQ) and the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL), Copibec has expanded its representation. In addition to managing book rights by representing authors (UNEQ) and their publishing houses (ANEL), our community grew to include visual artists (RAAV), freelance journalists (FPJQ, AJIQ) and periodical publishers (SODEP, Hebdos du Québec, Quotidiens du Québec). By doing so, we also broadened our repertoire (catalogue) of available content.
Year of incorporation
Year of first distribution
Year of first collection
1984 *
Total number of Board Members
How are Board Members elected
by Copibec members during the AGM
Total number of Author Representatives
Total number of Publisher Representatives
Total Number of Member Associations
Total Publishers' Associations
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations
Total Rights holders represented
29 770
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
Staff total number
April 1 - March 31
Type of National legislation
Civil Law
Common Law
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
Digital reproductions
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
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
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).
Distribution methods
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution
Full reporting
Objective availability
% Author/Publisher Split
50 % - 50 %
Administration costs as a percentage
15 %
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made?
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)
Remarks about financial data
Amounts are in canadian dollars.
Total amount collected for all licensing
14 239 245.00
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
14 239 245.00
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
13 953 740.00
Amount for schools
5 969 953.00
Amount for further education
1 842 199.00
Amount for higher education
3 276 549.00
Amount for government
2 048 698.00
Amount for business
802 893.00
Amount for other sector(s)
13 447.00
Levies on equipment and other mediums
Total amount collected for PLR
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
285 505.00
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
285 505.00
Total amount distributed from all licensing
10 400 778.00
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
10 400 778.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
5 997 466.00
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
4 403 312.00
1. Of which for visual works, to publishers only
to publishers and visual creator organisations
to visual creators organisations
to collecting societies only
to individual artists only
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs
4 403 312.00
Total amount distributed from PLR
Administration Charge (actual figure)
71 749.00
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