Day: July 18, 2010

When do broadcasters reproduce works ? The Copyright Board clarifies the law in the Commercial Radio Tariff caseWhen do broadcasters reproduce works ? The Copyright Board clarifies the law in the Commercial Radio Tariff case



The Copyright Board released its reasons for decision in the Commercial Radio Tariff proceedings last week. The case involved many different parties and issues and resulted in the certification of a tariff that covers a gamut of music uses by broadcasters in the course of their operations.

In the course of giving reasons for its decision, the Board made a number of important statements about what constitutes a reproduction for the purposes of the Copyright Act. In particular, the Board canvassed the activities of broadcasters and examined which activities resulted in reproductions of musical works (and sound recordings) in the course of their broadcasting operations.

Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2010-07-18Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2010-07-18