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Copyright Board sets rate for Tariffs 2.A and 17

News | 03/25/2004 5:00 am EST

The Copyright Board of Canada has set the royalty rate conventional broadcasters must pay to use music in their programming (Tariff 2.A) at 1.8% of the station’s gross income from 1998 to 2001, and increased it to 1.9% for 2002 to 2004, states a March 20 decision. At the request of the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA), but over the objections of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) and Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), the Copyright Board considered Tariff 17, which applies to the distribution of pay and specialty TV services by broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs), at the same time as Tariff 2.A (CCR, Dec. 6/01).

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