PACC is a copyright collective. On behalf of Canadian rightsholders, we offer a service to collect and distribute royalties for specified uses of their audiovisual works from countries outside Canada.
PACC came into being because it can be difficult and time consuming for rightsholders to manage and monitor all uses of their rights, particularly those outside Canada. PACC understands that collective management of rights, on a not-for-profit basis, is an efficient and cost-effective way to ensure that Canadian copyright owners receive the maximum revenue promptly. We work with all countries whose laws make it possible for Canadian rightsholders to collect these revenues, and tap into new sources around the world as they become available to Canadians.
A not-for-profit organization, PACC was founded by the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) - formerly Canadian Film and Television Production Association. We’re a sister collective to the Canadian Retransmission Collective (CRC), also founded by the CMPA. While PACC is a separate organization with a distinct mandate, it shares a management team and office space with the CRC, offering both expertise and cost efficiencies.