A copyright collective is an organization that administers the rights of copyright owners who assign the rights to the collective. The collective can grant permission to use its affiliates’ works and to negotiate the conditions for those uses. The collective charges fees for the uses, collects the money and pays the affiliates (their members). CARCC (Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective Inc), established in 1990, is a copyright collective that licenses and administers copyright for visual and media artists in Canada.
CARCC administers its affiliates’ copyrights, negotiates fees and issues licenses for the use of their copyrights. It also administers reprography royalty payments collected on behalf of eligible affiliates by Access Copyright and other agencies that licence reprography. Standard licenses have been developed by CARCC for Temporary Exhibition, Permanent Collection Exhibition, Reproduction, Digital Reproduction, etc. and are drawn up individually for Collective affiliates. CARCC uses the CARFAC Minimum Fee Schedule as its guideline for the fees it charges. CARCC is a subsidiary organization of CARFAC. One does not have to be a member of CARFAC to affiliate with CARCC, but there are advantages to being associated with both.
For more information about CARCC – a list of its affiliates (members), the CARFAC Minimum Fee Schedule or to join – see their website.