Be prepared for payments

June 7, 2018

This month, we will distribute approximately $52m to members in the annual Schools distribution and an additional $13m in the Universities distribution. These payments are our largest of the year, as we issue royalties for electronic sharing and photocopying of member content in the education sector.

Are your details up to date?

If you are expecting a payment, remember to check that we have your most up-to-date bank and contact details by logging into your online member account.

Need help logging into your account?

Click here to log into your online account. Your username is your email address. If you have forgotten your password, click on ‘Forgotten Password’ and follow the prompts.

If you are expecting to receive a payment in either distribution, you might need to share the payment with your co-authors or publisher if you are not the sole rightsholder.

The Notes section of your payment summary provides information to help you determine if you need to share the payment. Read more in the Help Centre.

When you don’t have to share a payment

You don’t have to share a payment if you are the sole rightsholder (e.g. rights have reverted to you from a publisher under your publishing contract).

You also don’t have to share a payment if Copyright Agency has been notified about all of the shares between the various rightsholders (the contract ‘splits’). In this case, we pay each rightsholder directly in accordance with the contract.

If the rights have reverted to you or you have any other questions, please alert us by emailing the Copyright Agency Member Services Team at or 1800 066 844.

How to determine whether you need to share the payment

Check your contract

In some cases, we pay one rightsholder a 100% allocation for a work. The rightsholder is then obliged under their contract to share the payment with any other rightsholders. If you receive a payment from us, check your publishing contract for any amount you may need to share. Read more in the Help Centre.

Contact your publisher if necessary

If you can’t find the contract or are unsure about what to do, contact your publisher.

Confirmation that a payment has been shared

We may contact you to confirm that your legal obligations to share a payment have been met.

Don’t want to manage sharing arrangements?

If you would prefer not to have to make on-payments to others, please let us know. We will then make payments to your publisher who can share the payments with you in accordance with your contract.

More information

Go to for more information about distribution of licence fees and payments, see the Help Centre or contact Member Services on 1800 066 844

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