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). Copyright Visual Arts (CARCC), established in 1990, is a copyright collective that licenses and administers copyright for visual and media artists in Canada.
Copyright Visual Arts (CARCC)
Copyright Visual Artsadministers 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 Copyright Visual Arts for Temporary Exhibition, Permanent Collection Exhibition, Reproduction, Digital Reproduction, etc. and are drawn up individually for Collective affiliates. Copyright Visual Arts is a subsidiary organization of CARFAC and RAAV. One does not have to be a member of CARFAC to affiliate with Copyright Visual Arts, but there are advantages to being associated with both.
For more information about Copyright Visual Arts – a list of its affiliates (members), or to join – see their website.