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Music orgs suing public establishments to recover royalties

Media | 03/28/2019 5:46 pm EDT

While the Canadian music industry aims to address revenue shortfalls in the face of increasing internet competition, amalgamators of their content rights have been filing lawsuits against public establishments who they allege have been playing their music without a license....

SOCAN appeals decision in making-available-right case

Media | 10/03/2017 1:22 pm EDT

The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has filed an appeal in Federal Court arguing that a Copyright Board decision that established the making available right under the Copyright Act applies to downloads erred in neglecting to apply rates on those royalties. In the appeal filed last week, the organization says the board made several errors in its August judgment, which determined that groups theoretically have the right to collect royalties on music that has been made available for download online. However, by declining to apply rates, the decision meant...

Making available right established for downloads, but no rates set

Media | 08/29/2017 6:26 pm EDT

The Copyright Board has ruled that the making available right under the...