How collective licensing fits into the social economy

What is social economy?

Social economy enterprises respond to the needs of their members, differentiating themselves from the for-profit private sector by their social rather than financial objectives. These enterprises include cooperatives, foundations, non-profit organizations and associations, with values of solidarity, equity and democracy.

A widespread model in Quebec

There are approximately 11,200 social enterprises in Quebec, with about 220,000 employees generating an aggregate business volume of $47.8 billion.

Serving our local book industry

Representing over 30,000 authors and 1,300 publishers, Copibec ensures that the use of literary and artistic works honors the rights of authors, visual artists and publishers.

Collective licensing contributes to the social economy

Copibec collects and distributes the royalties due to rights holders for the use of their works, thereby helping to create fairer conditions of practice for local creators.

Collective management is a proven model for centralizing the administration of copyright royalties.

We’re here to serve users

As a one-stop shop, Copibec’s mandate is to manage the reproduction rights of rights holders while meeting the needs of users of works.

We support individuals and organizations in all sectors, including:

  • Education
  • Arts and culture
  • Government and public administration
  • Private organizations and businesses

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