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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!


RECENT DECISIONS
  • CPCC – Private Copying 2020 and 2021
    Reasons (December 13, 2019)
    Tariffs (2020, 2021) (December 14, 2019)

  • Withdrawal of Proposed Tariffs – Artisti – Phonograms and Online Music Services Tariffs (2016 to 2018 and 2019 to 2021)
    Reasons (December 11, 2019)

  • Access Copyright – Post-Secondary Educational Institution Tariffs (2011-2014 and 2015-2017)
    Reasons (December 6, 2019)
    Tariffs (December 7, 2019)
    Fact Sheet (December 6, 2019)


Proposed Tariffs for the Years 2021 and Beyond
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.


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

  • 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)