Copyright Board Canada
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DISCLOSURE OF TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY EXPENSES

Copyright Board of Canada
Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the Copyright Board of Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are for the most part directly related to supporting departmental mandate and the government's priorities.

The Copyright Board of Canada is an independent administrative agency that has been conferred department status for purposes of the Financial Administration Act. The mandate of the Board is set out in the Copyright Act. The Board is empowered to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works when the administration of such works is entrusted to a collective administrative society. The Board's program objective is to set royalties which are fair and equitable to both copyright owners and users of copyright-protected works. This includes setting fair and equitable terms and conditions so as to permit the use of works when the owner of the copyright cannot be located.

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the Copyright Board of Canada are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2012
(in dollars)
Travel - Public Servants $35,388
Travel - Non-Public Servants $110,384
Total Travel $145,771
Hospitality $2,611
Conference Fees $25,613
TOTAL $173,995