Proposed Tariffs for the Years 2023 & Beyond

The Copyright Board has published a series of proposed tariffs filed for the years 2023 and beyond. 

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Recent Decisions

See tariffs recently approved by the Copyright Board.

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2019-2020 Annual Report

The Copyright Board has published its 2019-2020 Annual Report.

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Proposed Tariffs for the Years 2023 and Beyond

The Copyright Board hereby publishes the following proposed tariffs filed by collective societies as well as a Notice of the Secretary General

As per Practice Notice [PN 2019-004 rev.1], the Board is publishing the proposed tariffs and comparative documents as filed by the collective societies.

The deadline to file an objection to any of the following proposed tariffs is December 3, 2021. 

SOCAN (2023-2025)
SOCAN Tariff 1.C – Radio - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Proposed TariffComparative Document
SOCAN Tariff 2.D – Television - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 
Proposed TariffComparative Document
SOCAN Tariff 3.B – Cabarets, Cafes, Clubs, Cocktail Bars, Dining Rooms, Lounges, Restaurants, Roadhouses, Taverns, and Similar Establishments - Recorded Music Accompanying Live Entertainment
Proposed TariffComparative Document
SOCAN Tariff 8 – Receptions, Conventions, Assemblies and Fashion Shows 
Proposed TariffComparative Document
SOCAN Tariff 18 – Recorded Music for Dancing
Proposed TariffComparative Document
SOCAN Tariff 19 – Physical Exercises and Dance Instruction 
Proposed TariffComparative Document
SOCAN Tariff 20 –  Karaoke Bars and Similar Establishments 
Proposed Tariff Comparative Document
SOCAN Tariff 26 - Pay Audio and Ancillary Services
Proposed TariffComparative Document

Re:Sound 
Re:Sound Tariff 2 – Pay Audio Services (2023-2027)
Proposed TariffComparative Document
Re:Sound Tariff 3.A – Background Music Suppliers (2023-2026)
Proposed TariffComparative Document
Re:Sound Tariff 3.B – Background Music (2023-2026)
Proposed TariffComparative Document
Re:Sound Tariff 6.B – Use of Recorded Music to Accompany Fitness Activities (2023-2027) 
Proposed TariffComparative Document

CBRA (2023-2025)
CBRA Commercial Media Monitoring Tariff and Non-Commercial Media Monitoring Tariff 
Proposed TariffComparative Document

Access Copyright (2023-2025)
Access Copyright – Elementary and Secondary School Tariff 
Proposed TariffComparative Document

Artisti (2023-2025)
Artisti Phonograms Tariff 
Proposed TariffComparative Document
Artisti Online Music Services Tariff 
Proposed TariffComparative Document

Please note that SOCAN has also filed the following proposed tariffs for the years 2023-2025. For these proposed tariffs, the Board will first ask SOCAN to provide certain details. The Board will  then publish these proposed tariffs with these details at a later date. At that time, it will ask any users that wish to file objections to also provide certain details about their objections.

These additional details will help the Board effectively process these proposed tariffs, including determining whether a hearing will be required for their consideration.

SOCAN (2023-2025)
SOCAN Tariff 2.B – Television - Ontario Educational Communications Authority
SOCAN Tariff 2.C – Television - Société de télédiffusion du Québec
SOCAN Tariff 3.C – Adult Entertainment Clubs
SOCAN Tariff 7 – Skating Rinks
SOCAN Tariff 10.A – Parks, Parades, Streets and Other Public Areas - Strolling Musicians and Buskers; Recorded Music
SOCAN Tariff 10.B – Parks, Parades, Streets and Other Public Areas - Marching Bands; Floats with Music
SOCAN Tariff 11.A – Circuses, Ice Shows, Fireworks Displays, Sound and Light Shows, Dance Shows and Similar Events
SOCAN Tariff 11.B – Comedy Shows and Magic Shows
SOCAN Tariff 12.A – Theme Parks, Ontario Place Corporation and Similar Operations
SOCAN Tariff 12.B – Canada’s Wonderland and Similar Operations
SOCAN Tariff 13.A – Public Conveyances - Aircraft
SOCAN Tariff 13.B – Public Conveyances - Passenger Ships
SOCAN Tariff 13.C – Public Conveyances - Railroad Trains, Buses and Other Public Conveyances, Excluding Aircraft and Passenger Ships
SOCAN Tariff 21 – Recreational Facilities Operated by a Municipality, School, College, University, Agricultural Society or Similar Community Organizations

In accordance with section 68.2 of the Copyright Act, the Board will notify all persons affected by the above-listed proposed tariffs once it publishes them along with the Notice of the Secretary General.   

Letter on Implementation of the Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion

Read the Vice President and CEO's letter on the Board's implementation of the Call to Action on Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion in the Federal Public Service here.

A Letter from the Chair

The Honourable Justice Luc Martineau shares his vision for the Copyright Board at the onset of his mandate as Chair. Read his letter here.

Government Regulations

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

50-30 Challenge

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 Board is Now on CanLII

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.

Discover the Board's Collection on Decisia

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.

2019-2020 Annual Report

The Copyright Board has published its 2019-2020 Annual Report, which provides an overview of last year’s activities. Read it here.

Recent Decisions

SOCAN Tariff 4.B: Live Performances at Theatres or Other Places of Entertainment – Classical Music Concerts (2018-2024)

Reasons, November 26, 2021

Tariff, November 27, 2021

Re:Sound Tariff 3.B – Background Music (2016-2020)

Reasons, October 8, 2021

Tariff, October 9, 2021

SOCAN Tariff 9 − Sports Events (2018-2023)

Reasons, October 1, 2021

Tariff, October 2, 2021

SOCAN Tariff 11.B - Comedy Shows and Magic Shows (2018-2022)

Reasons, August 20, 2021

Tariff, August 21, 2021

SOCAN Tariff 7 — Skating Rinks (2018-2022)

Reasons, August 6, 2021

Tariff, August 7, 2021

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