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WHAT'S NEW

APPOINTMENTS

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced on November 7, 2018, the appointment of two new part-time Members at the Copyright Board: Ms. Katherine Braun and Mr. René Côté.

Ms. Braun is an economist whose career includes service with the United Nations working in collaboration with several international agencies on international development projects. She has also worked with the governments of Ontario and Alberta on public policy.

René Côté is a professor of Law at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He has a particular interest in law as it relates to technologies and has authored many publications in the fields of computer law, international law and intellectual property law.

Both new Members assume their positions immediately for a term of four years. We are pleased to welcome the new Members to the Copyright Board and are looking forward to working with them.

The Honourable Robert A. Blair
Chairman

Ms. Nathalie Théberge
Vice-Chair and CEO



RECENT DECISIONS
  • Commercial Radio Stations – Application to Vary [CSI (2012-2013); Connect/SOPROQ (2012-2017); Artisti (2012-2014)]; and
    Commercial Radio Stations – Determination [CSI (2014-2018); Connect/SOPROQ (2018); Artisti (2015-2018)]

    Reasons (December 14, 2018)
    Tariff (December 15, 2018)

  • SOCAN Tariff 21 – Recreational Facilities Operated by a Municipality, School, College, University, Agricultural Society or Similar Community Organizations (2013-2020)
    Reasons (December 7, 2018)
    Tariff (December 8, 2018)

  • SOCAN Tariff 22 – Internet – Other Uses of Music – Other Sites (2007-2013)
    Reasons (November 6, 2018)

  • SODRAC Tariff 5 (Reproduction of Musical Works in Cinematographic Works for Private Use or for Theatrical Exhibition), [Redetermination (2009-2012); Determination (2013-2016)]
    Reasons (September 28, 2018)
    Tariff (September 29, 2018)

  • CBRA – Commercial and Non-Commercial Media Monitors (2017-2019)
    Reasons (July 20, 2018)
    Tariff (July 21, 2018)

  • Retransmission of Distant Radio Signals (2014-2018)
    Reasons (July 13, 2018)
    Tariff (July 14, 2018)

  • Re:Sound Tariff 1.B – Non-Commercial Radio Other than the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (1998-2021)
    Reasons (July 6, 2018)
    Tariff (July 7, 2018)

Proposed Tariffs for the Years 2019 and Beyond
UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS
  • Retransmission of Distant Television Signals (2014-2018)
    flèche Hearing: Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., Copyright Board hearing room.
    Schedule of Proceedings

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

  • CBC – Radio and Internet
    [SOCAN: 2012-2018; Re:Sound: 2009-2019; Artisti: 2015-2020]

    flèche Hearing : Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Copyright Board hearing room.
    Schedule of Proceedings;
    Directive on Procedure

  • 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)
    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)

  • Retransmission of Distant Television Signals (2014-2018)

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