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Government consulting on Copyright Board improvements

Media | 08/09/2017 3:42 pm EDT

The federal government is looking for feedback on proposals to help the Copyright Board pick up the pace, launching a consultation on proposals to, among other things, speed up the body’s tariff-setting process. “Getting the Copyright Board system right will enable creators to get paid properly and on time,” Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada said in a Wednesday press release kicking off the seven-week consultation window in concert with the board and the department of Canadian Heritage. ISED also published Wednesday a discussion paper outlining 13...

Copyright Board considers changes to become ‘more efficient’

Media | 02/18/2015 10:09 pm EST

The Copyright Board of Canada has produced a report outlining a number of changes it is considering in order to make its processes "more efficient and more productive." Recommendations included in a working document posted on its website include: improving the way it communicates proposed tariffs; requiring collectives that represent rights holders and those affected by proposed tariffs to provide better explanations of their positions earlier in the process; and streamlining the activity surrounding questioning, or "interrogatories," between the various parties that takes place in advance of hearings. A separate letter from board CEO Claude Majeau to various...