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My work has been reproduced without my consent. Can SODRAC help me?
Yes, but only if you’re a SODRAC member! SODRAC’s role is to negotiate and issue authorizations in exchange for a financial consideration that is subsequently distributed to SODRAC’s members.

Who can become a SODRAC member?
All Canadian artists who have produced at least one repertory work and all members of the Conseil des métiers d’arts. To join, please complete the membership application.

What are the advantages of being a SODRAC member?
If any of your works are reproduced, exhibited or used in a public communication, you are strongly advised to become a SODRAC member; this ensures that your rights are recognized and related royalties are collected. Membership is free and you also benefit from our special arrangements with art galleries, museums and auction houses in addition to international representation via our foreign affiliates.

What are the membership criteria?
Any creators of artistic works meeting the criteria set out in SODRAC’s By-Laws are eligible for SODRAC membership.

In which countries are SODRAC members represented?
SODRAC represents you in Canada and in all other countries in which management societies operate in this area.

Which well-known artists are represented by SODRAC?
SODRAC collects royalties on behalf of its members in all countries in which a CISAC affiliate manages reproduction rights. SODRAC also represents the Canadian rights of the members of our foreign affiliates. The SODRAC repertoire includes works by emerging artists, as well as internationally renowned figures such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Paul-Émile Borduas, Jean Paul Riopelle, Henri Matisse, Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Andy Warhol, Marcelle Ferron, Jackson Pollock and Francis Bacon.

Can I personally authorize the use of my works without SODRAC’s consent?
Only SODRAC can authorize the use of its members’ works. This policy has a number of advantages: SODRAC members benefit from the expertise of qualified and experienced representatives who negotiate with users and play an advisory role as required. In addition, users seeking reproduction rights clearance only have to contact a single organization, which greatly simplifies the task at hand.

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Who should apply for a license?
Any individual or organization wishing to use the work of an artist represented directly by SODRAC or indirectly under international agreements with our foreign affiliates.

For what kinds of artistic works do you issue rights clearances?
Artistic works as defined in the Copyright Act, including paintings, drawings, maps, charts, plans, photographs, engravings, sculptures, works of artistic craftsmanship, architectural works, and compilations of artistic works

  
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