Passing of Judge Gomery
Following the announcement of his passing on May 19, 2021, the Copyright Board of Canada offers its most sincere condolences to the family of Justice John Gomery, Chair of the Copyright Board of Canada from 1999 to 2005. We thank him for his contribution to the Canadian copyright community.
Notice CB-CDA 2021-008
The Board issues Notice CB-CDA 2021-008 pursuant to the transitional provisions of the Time Limits in Respect of Matters Before the Copyright Board Regulations. Annex A lists all matters for which a notice of hearing is issued pursuant to section 8 of the Regulations. The Board also takes the opportunity to provide an update regarding all matters before it. Annexes B through D provide details with regards to the status of all files. Read the Notice here.
SODRAC v CBC [Determination (2012-2018)]
The Copyright Board has rendered its decision with respect to SODRAC v CBC [Determination (2012-2018)]. Read the reasons for decision here.
The Honourable Justice Luc Martineau shares his vision for the Copyright Board at the onset of his mandate as Chair. Read his letter here.
The Time Limits in Respect of Matters Before the Copyright Board Regulations came into force on December 4, 2020. Read the text of the regulations, as published in the Canada Gazette, here.
The Copyright Board has published its 2019-2020 Annual Report, which provides an overview of last year’s activities. Read it here.
The Copyright Board has joined the 50-30 Challenge, an initiative between the Government of Canada, business and diversity organizations. The goal of the program is to challenge Canadian organizations to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace, while highlighting the benefits of giving all Canadians a seat at the table. The Board is proud to commit to make diversity alive, respected and celebrated in its daily activities.
The Copyright Board’s reasons for decision published since January 2020 are now available on CanLII. This news adds to the many efforts the Board has undertaken since 2018 to modernize its practices and better inform parties, the legal and academic communities and the public about its activities and tariff-setting processes.
Decisia is a research platform that allows users to have access to the resources made available by the Board. Users can search all decisions and approved tariffs going back to the creation of the Copyright Board. Documents can be browsed using the different collections: reasons for decisions, approved tariffs, unlocatable copyright owners, and many others. Additionally, users can subscribe to a mailing list and receive weekly updates on the publication of new documents.
The Copyright Board welcomes with enthusiasm its new Chair, the Honourable Luc Martineau. Justice Martineau was appointed to this position on October 2, 2020, for a five-year term. Find his biography here. For more details, read Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s news release.
The Copyright Board has published below the most recent proposed tariffs filed by collective societies.
Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC)
Private Copying Tariff, October 23, 2020
Tariff 1.B – Non-Commercial Radio, October 28, 2020
Tariff 1.C – CBC Radio and Simulcasts, October 28, 2020
Tariff 4 – Satellite Radio Services, October 28, 2020
Tariff 8 – Non-Interactive and Semi-Interactive Streaming, October 28, 2020
Tariff 1.A – Commercial Radio, October 30, 2020
Tariff 1.B – Non-commercial Radio Other than the CBC, October 30, 2020
Tariff 2.A – Commercial Television Stations, October 30, 2020
Tariff 3.A – Cabarets, Cafes, etc. - Live Music, October 30, 2020
Tariff 4.A – Live Performances at Concert Halls, etc. - Popular Music Concerts, October 30, 2020
Tariff 4.B – Live Performances at Concert Halls, etc. - Classical Music Concerts, October 30, 2020
Tariff 5.A – Exhibitions and Fairs, October 30, 2020
Tariff 5.B – Concerts at Exhibitions and Fairs, October 30, 2020
Tariff 6 – Motion Picture Theatres, October 30, 2020
Tariff 14 – Performance of an Individual Work, October 30, 2020
Tariff 15.A – Background Music in Establishments not Covered by Tariff 16 - Background Music, October 30, 2020
Tariff 15.B – Background Music in Establishments not Covered by Tariff 16 - Telephone Music on Hold, October 30, 2020
Tariff 16 – Background Music Suppliers, October 30, 2020
Tariff 17 – Transmission of Pay, Specialty and Other Television Services by Distribution Undertakings, October 30, 2020
Tariff 23 – Hotel and Motel In-Room Services, October 30, 2020
SOCAN-SODRAC Tariff 2.A.R – Commercial Television, October 30, 2020
Recently Approved Tariffs
Re:Sound and SOCAN – Stingray Pay Audio and Ancillary Services Tariff (2007–2016)
May 29, 2021
SOCAN Tariffs 12.A − Theme Parks, Ontario Place Corporation and Similar Operations & 12.B − Paramount Canada’s Wonderland Inc. and Similar Operations (2018-2022)
May 22, 2021
SOCAN Tariff 14 — Performance of an Individual Work (2018-2024)
April 17, 2021
Re:Sound Tariff 6.C - Use of Recorded Music to Accompany Adult Entertainment (2019-2023)
February 27, 2021
Commercial Radio Reproduction Tariff (2020-2023)
December 12, 2020