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WHAT'S NEW

As part of the Copyright Board of Canada’s modernization efforts, the team is working on revamping its website, which will present an intuitive architecture and an improved navigation system. The Board’s online presence will also be expanded to social media with a public Twitter account. All this work is underway and we look forward to unveil these two communication platforms in the new year!


Proposed Tariffs for the Years 2021 and Beyond
PRACTICE NOTICES

The Board would like to consult parties on the following two Draft Practice Notices.

Practice Notice on Extensions of Time for Settlement Discussions [PN 2019-005]

Practice Notice on Change to the Status of Parties [PN 2019-006]

Parties may comment on these Draft Practice Notices by no later than Monday, November 4, 2019.

Any comments shall be sent to the Registry at the following address: Registry-greffe@cb-cda.gc.ca


Copyright Board of Canada Graduate Student Paper Prize in Copyright Economics

The Copyright Board of Canada is launching a new prize for graduate students in economics, in collaboration with the Canadian Economics Association. This prize will recognize the best article on the economic dimensions of copyright, and will include $ 2,000 in addition to a paid work term of one year within the Board’s Economic Analysis Team.

This new prize aims to promote research and academic thinking on a key aspect in the economics of intellectual property: copyright. While research and teaching in other areas of intellectual property, in particular patents, abound, it is more difficult to find economic experts in the area of copyright. The Board hopes that this prize will contribute to creating interest for a fascinating field whose edges are constantly modified by technological advances.

Please click the link below for more details.

Copyright Board of Canada Graduate Student Paper Prize in Copyright Economics


NEW GENERAL ADDRESS

Correspondence regarding Board cases should be directed to the Registrar of the Board: registry-greffe@cb-cda.gc.ca. This address is the only point of entry for correspondence from the parties in relation to cases, and the only point of exit for the notices and orders of the Board.

All general inquiries should be sent to secretariat@cb-cda.gc.ca.


RECENT DECISIONS
  • Retransmission of Distant Television Signals (2014-2018)
    Reasons (August 2, 2019)
    Tariff (August 3, 2019)

  • Retransmission of Distant Television Signals (2019-2023)
    Interim Decision (February 22, 2019)

UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS
  • SOCAN Tariff 24 – Ringtones and Ringbacks (2014-2018)
    flèche Hearing: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Copyright Board hearing room.
    Schedule of Proceedings;
    Directive on Procedure

  • Non-Commercial Radio
    [CMRRA: 2003-2010; CSI: 2011-2018; Re:Sound: 2013-2018]

    flèche Hearing: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Copyright Board hearing room.
    Schedule of Proceedings;
    Directive on Procedure

  • Background Music
    [SOCAN: 2012-2018; Re:Sound: 2014-2018]

    flèche Hearing: Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Copyright Board hearing room.
    Schedule of Proceedings;
    Directive on Procedure

  • Artisti – Phonograms (2016-2021)
    flèche Hearing: Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Copyright Board hearing room.
    Schedule of Proceedings; (Suspended sine die)
    Directive on Procedure

  • Online Audiovisual Services – Music
    [SOCAN: 2007-2018; CMRRA: 2014-2018; SODRAC: 2014-2018]

    flèche Hearing: To be determined
    Schedule of Proceedings; (Suspended)
    Directive on Procedure

  • Online Music Services
    [SOCAN: 2007-2018; Re:Sound: 2013-2018; CSI: 2014-2018]

    flèche Hearing: To be determined
    Schedule of Proceedings; (Suspended)
    Amended Directive on Procedure

  • Commercial Radio – Public Performance of Music
    [SOCAN: 2007-2018; Re:Sound 2009-2020]

    flèche Hearing: To be determined
    Schedule of Proceedings; (Suspended)
    Directive on Procedure

DECISIONS UNDER ADVISEMENT
  • SODRAC v. CBC – Licences [Redetermination (2008-2012); Determination (2012-2018)]

  • SOCAN-Re:Sound – Pay Audio Services Tariffs (2007-2016)

  • Access Copyright – Post-Secondary Educational Institutions Tariff
    (2011-2013 and 2014-2017)