Who to contact — Get permission to use content


There are a number of copyright collectives in Canada that manage the rights for various types of content and uses. To find out who to contact for permission to use content on a one-time basis or where to go for a user licence covering all your needs, please see below

Copibec — Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction

Copibec’s mission is to manage reproduction rights in Quebec on behalf of authors, publishers and visual artists from Quebec, the rest of Canada and around the world.

Some of the content in Copibec’s repertoire (catalogue) is available in digital format through SAMUEL, which stands for Simplified Access for MUltidisciplinary Education and Learning. It’s a platform that brings together a wide variety of content in various formats that teaching personnel can use in class.

For more information, please contact us or check out the rest of our site.

SoQAD — Société de gestion collective des oeuvres dramatiques canadiennes

SoQAD administers, negotiates and grants licences authorizing educational institutions and professional or amateur theatre groups to perform plays. It is also responsible for the use of dramatic or musical theatre works as part of multimedia products, either as video recordings or as excerpts from texts that have not been professionally published.

SoQAD operates Adel inc., a virtual bookstore where you can buy theatrical works online and reproduce them under a licence from Copibec.

Phone: 514 596-0311
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SACD — Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques

SACD is an international French-language organization that has the authority to negotiate, collect and distribute royalties for its members (playwrights, screenwriters, composers, directors, choreographers and stage directors).

The SACD repertoire consists of works for the stage (plays, ballets, operas, operettas, reviews, musicals, mimes and sketches), audiovisual works (made-for-television movies, series, serial dramas, animation, short- and feature-length films) and radio productions.

The repertoire is comprised mainly of works published outside Canada, especially in France.

Phone: 514 738-8877
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SARTEC — Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma

SARTEC is a professional association accredited as the exclusive bargaining agent for French-language authors working in the radio, television, motion picture and audiovisual sectors. It also represents translators from any language into French in the fields of dubbing, voiceovers and subtitles.

It is responsible for applying agreements, ensuring compliance with contract terms and conditions and, as necessary, acting as intermediary with producers.

Phone: 514 526-9196
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Audio Ciné Films

Audio Ciné Films authorizes the public performance of motion pictures and is the Canadian movie distributor for studios such as Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Remstar and many others.

Phone: 1 800 289-8887
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Criterion Pictures

Criterion Pictures is the non-theatrical distributor of feature films from various studios such as Alliance Films, American Zoetrope, Artisan Entertainment, Lucas Films, Miramax Films, Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, Sony Pictures Classic and many others. It works closely with the public sector, including schools, school boards and universities.

Phone: 1 800 361-2788
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PACC — Producers Audiovisual Collective of Canada

PACC is a not-for-profit organization that offers a royalty collection service for the secondary rights associated with audiovisual works. It primarily covers the exhibition, public performance and educational copying and performance of audiovisual works.

Phone: 416 304-0290
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Artisti

Artisti is a collective licensing agency created by Quebec’s Union des artistes (UDA). Its mission is to manage and distribute the royalties payable to performing artists.

Phone: 514 288-7150
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Copibec — Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction

Copibec’s repertoire (catalogue) includes sheet music collections and song lyrics. Thousands of musical scores and song lyrics are also available through SAMUEL, which brings together a wide variety of content in various formats that teaching personnel can use in class.

For more information, please contact us or check out the rest of our site.

SOCAN — Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada

SOCAN represents the performing rights (live shows, television, radio, restaurants, etc.) of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers. It issues licences to businesses and organizations so that they can use all the musical works they want, legally and ethically.

Phone: 514 844-8377 / 416 445-8700
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SODRAC — Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada 

SODRAC negotiates collective and individual agreements with the users of works (including educational institutions) on behalf of its members, collects the relevant royalties and redistributes them to the copyright owners it represents. It therefore controls the recording of its members’ works on any type of audio, audiovisual, visual or digital media as well as the use of those recordings. It also represents visual artists.

Phone: 514 845-3268
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Artisti

Artisti is a collective licensing agency created by Quebec’s Union des artistes. Its mission is to manage and distribute the royalties payable to performing artists.

Phone: 514 288-7150
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Contacts

SODRAC — Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada 

SODRAC is a multidisciplinary organization that manages the rights of Canadian and foreign artists working in the visual arts field. It negotiates and grants licences on behalf of its members for the use of their works in various types of publications and products, including multimedia productions.

Phone: 514 845-3268
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CARCC — Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective

CARCC negotiates the terms and conditions for the use of copyright protected works created by its affiliated visual artists and issues licences to users.

Phone: 1 866 344-6161 / 514 866-7101
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