"A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together."

Margaret Atwood

October 2, 2017 – CAPACOA sent in a written a submission in response to the consultation on options to reform the Copyright Board of Canada.

The consultation on reforming the Copyright Board is an important undertaking arising notably from last year's senatorial report on the Copyright Board.

CAPACOA's submission draws on lessons learnt from our work with Re:Sound to design fair and flexible tariffs for right holders and music users. Among other things, the submission stresses the need for tariffs consolidation:

"In the live events sector, we have witnessed a proliferation of tariffs for similar uses of music. The consequence of this practice is not only a high volume of matters before the board, but also a greater complexity and administrative burden upon multiple tariff users. Consequently, the Board should consider a regulatory measure to incentivize tariff consolidation wherever possible."

Read the submission

 

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