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Copyright Board rules against collectives on request for interim tariff

Briefs | 03/02/2008 7:24 pm EST

On February 29 the Copyright Board of Canada denied the application by copyright collectives the Audio-Visual Licensing Agency Inc. (AVLA) and the Société de gestion collective des droits des producteurs de phonogrammes et de vidéogrammes du Québec (SOPROQ) for an interim radio reproduction tariff. The collectives, which represent the record labels, were seeking an interim payment to be put in place pending the board’s final decision on the labels’ proposal to collect royalties from private radio stations for reproducing sound recordings. In light of the denial, the board will now hold a consolidated proceeding for all pending radio tariffs for 2008. To read the board’s decision, click here.

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