Reproduction rights organisations


In order to authorize access to their works and facilitate the payment of fair compensation for the use of their works, Copyright owners have set up reproduction rights organizations. Copibec is a reproduction right organisation.

In Quebec, any individual or organization wanting to reproduce a literary work can contact Copibec in order to obtain a comprehensive or pay-per-use licence.

Such organizations now exist all over the world, and Copibec has signed reciprocal agreements with many of them. The agreements enable Copibec to authorize users to legally make copies of excerpts from an extensive repertoire of works from Québec and the whole of Canada as well as from foreign countries.

  • South Africa / Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO)
  • Germany / VG Wort
  • Argentina / Centro de Administración de Derechos Reprográficos (CADRA)
  • Australia / Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)
  • Belgium / REPROBEL
  • Brasil / Associação Brasileira De Direitos Reprográficos (ABDR)
  • Canada / Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright)
  • Korea / Korea Reproduction and Transmission Rights Association
  • Danemark / Copy-Dan
  • Spain / Centro Espanol de Derechos Reprogràficos (CEDRO)
  • United States of America / Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
  • France / Centre français d’exploitation du droit de copie (CFC)
  • Greece / The Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works (OSDEL)
  • Hong Kong / Hong Kong Reprographic Rights Licensing Society (HKRRLS)
  • Irelande / The Irish Copyright Licensing Agency, Ltd. (ICLA)
  • Iceland / Fjölís
  • Italy / Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle Opere dell’ingegno (AIDRO)
  • Italy / Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE)
  • Mauritius / Mauritius Rights Management Society (MRMS)
  • Jamaica / JAMCOPY, Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency
  • Japan / Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance
  • Mexico / Centro Mexicano de Protección y Fomento a los Derechos de Autor, SGC (CeMPro)
  • Norway / Kopinor
  • New Zealand / Copyright Licensing Ltd (CLL)
  • Low Countries / Stichting Reprorecht (SR)
  • United Kingdom / The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) et Newspaper Licensing Agency
  • Singapore / The Copyright Licensing & Administration Society of Singapore Limited (CLASS)
  • Switzerland and Principality of Liechtenstein / Pro Litteris