Protecting authors’ rights


Whatever your specialization, you may receive royalties from Copibec for the use of your works.

Register to protect your rights

Enjoy a range of benefits by registering with Copibec:

  • Ensure that your interests and rights are represented globally by a well-established organization
  • Have more effective control over how your content is used
  • Be among the authors who can qualify for lump-sum (repertoire) payments

Which content can be registered?

Any work published on paper or in digital format, including:

  • Novels
  • Poetry collections
  • Magazine articles
  • Textbooks
  • Comic albums
  • Plays
  • Contributions to scientific publications

They may have been published in Quebec, Canada or abroad. Make sure all your works are recorded with Copibec. To add content, go to the “My publications” section of your account.

Your royalties and financial data

You can view your financial data at any time by going to the “My royalties” section of your Copibec account. Here’s what you can do there:

  • View the stubs for all royalty cheques you’ve received
  • Get information about your royalty sources
  • Check whether a royalty cheque is still outstanding
  • Find out the amount to indicate on your income tax return

Unlocatable copyright owners

Many authors don’t know that Copibec is holding royalties for them after their content has been used.

Refer to our list of unlocatable copyright owners. If your name appears on that list, contact us!