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8 Days of Tariff 8: Canadians deserve a Copyright Board that make decisions fairly and in a timely fashion

As we wrap up our 8 Days of Tariff 8 campaign, we call for reform of the Copyright Board. We are asking the Government to make regulatory changes that determine which factors are taken into consideration on Board decisions, including market rates, international comparisons, or commercially negotiated agreements.

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Our Recommendations:

  1. We call on the Government to make regulatory changes to the Copyright Board on which factors are taken into consideration on Board decisions, including market rates, international comparisons, or commercially negotiated agreements.
  2. Continue larger discussions on how the Board’s procedures can be made more productive, how the Board can be transformed to serve Canadian businesses, and how creators can realize the value of their works through fair tariffs
  3. Create a clearer understanding of criteria beyond ensuring that Copyright Board decisions are indeed “fair” and push for rates that are an international standard.

 

Thank you for your support over the last 8 days. The fight’s not over. We urge you to use the tool below to send an email to newly-appointed Copyright Board chair Justice Robert A. Blair, urging him to facilitate the prosperity of Canadian cultural businesses rather than impede it by recognizing the value of the Canadian music industry for all Canadians.

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