Modernizing the Copyright Board

The Copyright Board has published a status update on its Modernization Initiative

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Copyright Board Rules of Practice and Procedure

The Copyright Board Rules of Practice and Procedure are now in effect.

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2022-2023 Annual Report

The Copyright Board has published its 2022-2023 Annual Report.

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Recent Decisions

See tariffs recently approved by the Copyright Board.

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What's New

Nomination of a new Vice-Chair and CEO

July 16, 2024

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the appointment of Drew Olsen as Vice-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Copyright Board of Canada, for a five-year term, starting August 26, 2024. For more information click here.

A Message from the Vice-Chair and CEO of the Copyright Board

March 27, 2024

April 2, 2024 will be my last day at the Copyright Board as Vice-Chair and Chief Executive Officer, as I will begin on the following day a new chapter in my professional life as Vice-Chair (Broadcasting) of the CRTC.

First appointed in October 2018, I have had the honor of accompanying the Board along a journey of unprecedented modernization. It hasn’t been easy, but I am proud of the work accomplished.

If I was able to give this mission a certain sense of direction, it is largely because Board employees gave me their trust from the beginning. They accepted to question their own assumptions, put away the comfort of past habits, and embrace change and innovation. I thank them and will miss them dearly.

This mission was also made possible because of the unwavering support of the two Chairs and three Members I have had the privilege to work with since 2018: the Honorable Robert Blair, the Honorable Luc Martineau, René Côté, Katherine Braun and Adriane Porcin. I thank them all from the deepest part of my heart for their support and guidance.

I also thank former Industry Minister the Honorable Navdeep Bains and Industry Minister the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne for their trust in me and commitment toward an effective copyright marketplace. Thank you also to Canadian Heritage Minister the Honorable Pascale St-Onge for giving me the opportunity to contribute in a different manner to the development of creative industries in Canada.

Finally, I would like to thank the parties and stakeholders for their openness and commitment toward the Board. They have been great partners to me.

Starting April 3, 2024, Lara Taylor, Secretary General, will assume on an interim basis all the responsibilities and authorities delegated to the position of Deputy Head of the Board, until this position is filled permanently. Lara will also take over the role of case manager for the files pertaining to online audiovisual services. As for the adjudicative functions of the Vice-Chair, they will be assumed by the Chair and other Members. I know that Lara will be able to count on your support.

Until next time,

Nathalie Théberge ASC C.Dir
Vice-Chair and CEO of the Copyright Board

A Message from the Chair of the Copyright Board

February 22, 2024

It is with great pleasure that I inform you of the appointment of our current Vice-Chair and CEO, Ms. Nathalie Théberge, to the position of Vice-Chairperson, Broadcasting of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). This appointment, announced today by the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will take effect on April 3, 2024.

Ms. Théberge has played an exceptional role within our Board, significantly contributing to our mission. Her departure is a loss for us but also a well-deserved recognition of her skills and dedication to the field of copyright.

We sincerely thank her for her dedication and wish her the very best in her new role at the CRTC. We are confident that she will continue to bring her passion and expertise to serve the Canadian creative industries.

Thank you again and I look forward to continuing to work together for the promotion and protection of copyright.

Sincerely,

Honourable Luc Martineau
Chair of the Copyright Board

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Accessibility at the Copyright Board of Canada

January 29, 2024

The Board's Raphael Solomon chatted with Canada's Chief Accessibility Officer about his journey with autism in the workplace. See how the removal of barriers enabled him to embrace his strengths & enrich our corporate culture.

Talking Accessibility: Making it Work

Modernizing the Registry

December 19, 2023

To deliver on its commitment to greater transparency and better access to justice, the Board developed a new suite of user-centered solutions which together, enhance and modernize its registry services.
 
Click here to see how the Board is working to support the Canadian copyright marketplace and stay tuned as we detail the product suite in the new year.

Recent Decisions

Interim Television Retransmission Tariffs (2019-2023 and 2024-2028)

Reasons (2024 CB 3) May 3, 2024

SOCAN Tariff 4.A – Popular Music Concerts (2018-2024)

Reasons (2024 CB 2) May 3, 2024

Approved Tariff (2024 CB 2-T) May 4, 2024

Television Retransmission Tariff (2014-2018) - Redetermination

Reasons (2024 CB 1) January 12, 2024

Approved Tariff (2024 CB 1-T) January 13, 2024

Oral Hearings

There are no oral hearings scheduled at this time.