Proposed Tariffs for the Years 2023 & Beyond

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

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Recent Decisions

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2020-2021 Annual Report

The Copyright Board has published its 2020-2021 Annual Report.

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What's New

Notice of Intent to Withdraw Proposed Tariffs by CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. (CSI)

Please be advised that CSI intends to make, in or after the week of February 14, 2022, an application under section 69 of the Copyright Act to withdraw the following proposed tariffs: Statement of Royalties to Be Collected by CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. for the Reproduction of Musical Works, In Canada, by Online Music Services for the Years 2014 to 2018 
This constitutes a public notice under s. 69.1 of the Copyright Act. The proposed tariffs can be found here.

Proposed Tariffs for the Years 2023 and Beyond

January 10, 2022

The Copyright Board hereby publishes the following proposed tariffs filed by SOCAN for the years 2023-2025 as well as a Notice of the Secretary General. The Board also publishes the comparative documents filed in respect of each proposed tariff. As per Practice Notice [PN 2019-004 rev.1], the proposed tariffs and comparative documents are published as filed by the collective societies. Lastly, the Board publishes the Notices of Grounds for Proposed Tariff filed by SOCAN pursuant to Order CB-CDA 2021-053.

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

The deadline to file an objection to any of the above proposed tariffs is February 9, 2022. 

Pursuant to Directive CB-CDA 2021-058, Objectors shall file a Notice of Grounds for Objection by no later than February 22, 2022. 

The Notices of Grounds provided by SOCAN and the objecting parties will help the Board effectively process the proposed tariffs, including determining whether a hearing will be required for their consideration.

November 3, 2021

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.

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

2020-2021 Annual Report

The Copyright Board has published its 2020-2021 Annual Report, which provides an overview of last year’s activities. Read it 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.

Recent Decisions

CPCC - Private Copying Tariff (2022-2024)

Reasons, December 17, 2021

Tariff, December 18, 2021

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

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