Copyright Board Canada


Copyright Board of Canada operates under the Copyright Act and a variety of regulations, directives and practice notices.

What are we doing?

As an agency, Copyright Board of Canada is responsible for administering act and regulations, and for implementing government-wide regulatory initiatives:

Act and regulations

Copyright Board of Canada is responsible for administering the Copyright Act and certain federal regulations.

Access these federal act and regulations at the following link(s):

Planned or anticipated changes to regulations (Forward Regulatory Plan, stock review plan, targeted Regulatory Review Sectoral Roadmap)

Copyright Board of Canada publishes a public list, with descriptions, of planned or anticipated federal regulatory changes that the Board intends to bring forward over a 24-month period (Forward Regulatory Plan).

View the Forward Regulatory Plan

How guidance on regulatory requirements is provided (Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements)

Copyright Board of Canada ’s Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements:

  • outlines the commitments, practices and tools that Copyright Board of Canada applies when providing Canadians and businesses with information and guidance on regulatory obligations to be met
  • identifies the conditions under which written responses to questions will be provided

View Copyright Board of Canada’s Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements.

Number of administrative burden requirements in regulations (Administrative Burden Baseline initiative)

The Administrative Burden Baseline initiative requires departments and agencies to:

  • establish a baseline count of federal regulatory requirements that impose administrative burden on business
  • annually update and report publicly on the count of baseline requirements

View the number of administrative burden requirements in regulations administered by Copyright Board of Canada.

Other regulatory information

Model Directive on Procedure

Practice Notices

All of the Government of Canada’s acts and regulations can be found on the Justice Laws website.

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit: