Copyright Board Canada
Canada

COPYRIGHT REGULATIONS

Regulations Establishing the Period Within Which Owners of Copyright not
Represented by Collective Societies Can Claim Retransmission Royalties

SOR/97-164 - as amended by SOR/2004-152

Consolidated Regulations


Previous Versions:

SOR/2004-152, in force June 9, 2004

Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing the Period for Royalty Entitlements of Non-members of Collecting Bodies (Miscellaneous Program)


SOR/97-164, in force March 19, 1997

Regulations Establishing the Period for Royalty Entitlements of Non-members of Collecting Bodies


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of these regulations?

Subsection 76(1) [formerly section 70.66] of the Copyright Act provides among other things that a retransmission rights owner who does not authorize a collective society to act on his or her behalf [a so-called "orphan" owner] can seek payment for the use of the work from the collecting body that is designated by the Board for that purpose.

The key element of these regulations is the period within which eligible rights owners can claim royalties for the retransmission of their works.

What are the key elements of these regulations?

The key element of these regulations is the period within which eligible rights owners can claim royalties for the retransmission of their works.

How do these regulations affect Canadian businesses?

These regulations affect eligible rights owners and retransmission collectives by giving them a specific timeframe within which to claim (rights owners) or keep (collective societies) the royalties collected under the retransmission regime.

What is the timeline for implementation?

These regulations have already been implemented.

Where can I get more information?

Contact the Board for further questions by email (secretariat@cb-cda.gc.ca) or telephone (613-952-8621).