The Copyright Agency uses several models for payments which will be referred to on your payment summary. Common terms for these models include:
Default or Default Pre-claimed – you may need to on-pay
A payment made under the Default/Default Pre-Claimed model means 100% of the payment has been made to one rightsholder who may be then required to share payments with other rightsholders.
Check your publishing contract or contact your publisher if you are not sure of the correct payment shares.
If you would prefer not to have to make on-payments to other rightsholders, please let us know.
Nominated recipient – you may need to on-pay
This means a payment made, for instance, from royalties earned overseas. These payments are made in accordance with the distribution rules of the country in which the funds have originated and, without further information, can only be allocated to one recipient.
So, you may need to on-pay shares to other rightsholders such as co-authors or your publisher.
Notified – you don’t need to on-pay
If the Copyright Agency has been notified about all of the shares in a work between the various rightsholders, we pay each rightsholder in accordance with the contract. This is referred to as the Notified payment model. You do not need to make on-payments for works identified as Notified on your payment summary.