Copyright Board Canada


Regulations Establishing the Periods Within Which Eligible Authors, Eligible Performers and Eligible Makers not Represented by Collective Societies Can Claim Private Copying Remuneration


Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of these regulations?

Subsection 83(11) of the Copyright Act provides among other things that an eligible author, performer or maker who does not authorize a collective society to act on his or her behalf [a so-called "orphan" owner] can seek payment in the private copying regime from the collective society that is designated by the Board for that purpose.

The purpose of these regulations is to set a timeframe within which eligible authors, performers and makers can seek payment for private copying.

What are the key elements of these regulations?

These regulations establish a period of not less than twelve months from the date of the expiry of a certified tariff within which the entitlement to a share of private copying levies must be exercised.

How do these regulations affect Canadian businesses?

These regulations affect eligible rights owners and CPCC and its members, by giving them a specific timeframe within which to claim (rights owners) or keep (CPCC and its members) the levies collected under the private copying 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 ( or telephone (613-952-8621).