Protecting publishers’ rights


Whether you’re a publisher of novels, comic albums, poetry collections, educational content, newspapers or magazines, you have reproduction rights. Copibec makes sure your rights are protected and your publishing company receives royalties when your various publications are used.

Rely on Copibec to manage rights on your behalf

Enjoy a range of benefits by letting Copibec manage your reproduction rights for you:

Make Copibec your rights management partner. It’s easy and there’s no membership fee.
Contact us to sign a licensing agreement.

Which rights can we manage?

When you give Copibec authority to manage your rights, you’re ensuring that your publishing company receives royalties for various types of content use:

Paper format reproduction rights

For example:

  • Photocopies
  • Transparencies
  • Compiling and distributing press reviews
  • Coursepacks for education or training

Digital format reproduction rights

For example:

  • Smartboards
  • Emails or fax
  • USB flash drives or secure networks
  • Text re-entry in word processing software
  • Document camera projection or PowerPoint presentations

Alternative format reproduction rights

For example:

  • Large print
  • Digital format for use with technology tools to assist with:
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Proofreading

Copyrights permissions

For example:

  • Article reprinted in a newsletter
  • Excerpt reproduced in a new work published by another publisher
  • Content reproduced on a sign for an exhibition
  • Book shown in a televised documentary or fictional story


Public reading rights

For example:

  • Reading content on radio or television
  • Reading content during a public event
  • Recording a story reading to be broadcast later

Your 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:

  • Check whether a royalty cheque is still outstanding
  • Get information about your royalty sources
  • View details about all the royalty cheques you’ve been issued
  • Get information about how your publications have been used so you can evaluate your market and prepare grant applications

Which publications can be registered?

Copibec can manage the reproduction rights for any work published on paper or in digital format, including:

  • Magazines
  • Novels
  • Newspapers
  • Textbooks
  • Plays
  • Comic albums
  • Poetry collections
  • Sheet music collections
  • Scientific publications

Make sure all your publications are registered with Copibec.
To add content, go to the “Repertoire” section of your publisher account.