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Canadian Government Puts Copyright Board Overhaul on Fast Track With Consultation Launching Tomorrow

The Canadian government is planning the most significant changes to the Copyright Board of Canada in decades with a consultation set to officially launch tomorrow. Given the longstanding concerns with the Board from creators and users alike, the government has decided to place board reform on a fast track that is separate from the broader copyright review scheduled to commence later this year. The consultation, which will outline potential reforms to address delays and case backlogs, will run until late September. Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, working with Canadian Heritage, hopes to introduce a Copyright Board reform legislative and regulatory package in early 2018.

I spoke earlier today to Bains, who explained that the government believes there needs to be quicker decisions, greater transparency, and an effort to address the current backlog given concerns about ensuring creators are paid and in bringing new innovative service to the Canadian market. The consultation, being held jointly by ISED, Canadian Heritage and the Board, will identify several potential measures to address the board delays including case management processes, establishing new case deadlines, streamlining cases before the board, as well as giving the board more power to advance proceedings, award costs, and limit the ability for parties to delay proceedings.

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August 8, 2017 5 comments News

Katz on Copyright Collectives

University of Toronto law professor Ariel Katz posts about his latest paper on copyright collectives.

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August 18, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

Canadian Heritage Copyright Collective Study Released

The Canadian Heritage sponsored study on copyright collectives by C. Craig Parks has been publicly released.  I blogged about an earlier version here.

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August 2, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Indie Labels and the Importance of Webcasting

Jon Healey of the LA Times points to some research from Live365 that confirms what many have long suspected – webcasting and the Internet is far more important to independent labels than it is to the majors.  The company reports that 55 percent of music played on webcasting stations comes […]

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July 25, 2007 4 comments News