My weekly LawBytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) focuses on the CRTC's Commercial Radio Review. I argue that missing from the debate is any real vision about how public policy goals to promote Canadian artists and encourage a diverse, financially successful commercial radio market can be adapted to an […]
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While the Canadian Association of Broadcasters has expressed a desire to safeguard Canadian culture, paying for that culture is another matter. The Globe and Mail is reporting that the CAB's members will seek judicial review of the recent Copyright Board commercial radio decision which led to a significant increase in […]
Earlier this month I blogged about a Copyright Board decision on commercial radio royalty rates that represented a big win for the collectives and a big loss for commercial radio stations. How big? Today Corus Entertainment, one of Canada's leading radio networks, announced that the new royalty rates will cost […]
The Copyright Board of Canada this morning issued its decision on royalties for music played on commercial radio stations. The decision is a huge win for the copyright collectives (SOCAN and NRCC) and a corresponding loss for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. The Board has ruled that the prior tariffs […]