The spring of 2017 saw Copibec start the year with lump sum payments to visual artists, freelance journalists, magazine and newspaper publishers.
Fall 2017 will see the final payment for this lump sum cycle : the payment to authors and publishers of books and it should take place during the month of September.
In the 2015 lump sum book payment, 13,624 rightsholders shared $ 1.9 million. According to our current data, more than 14,000 authors and publishers will be eligible to the 2017 payment. That means a lot of checks in the mail! These checks should be issued during the month of September.