Day: February 19, 2015

C.D. Howe: Copyright Board undercompensating artists and depriving rights holders of royaltiesC.D. Howe: Copyright Board undercompensating artists and depriving rights holders of royalties



Shortly after the Copyright Board certified Tariff 8 setting royalty rates for webcasting services in Canada, 70 music organizations publicly denounced it. They called it “a serious setback for the music community in Canada” and “for artists and the music companies who invest in their careers”. A core criticism was the Board’s refusal to use freely negotiated market-based agreements as the proxy to set the rates and to certify the tariff at 10% of the rates that the same services pay in the U.S.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-18Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-18