Recently, the Copyright Board of Canada issued a tariff that established a new royalty rate for the copying of publications in public and private schools.
The new tariff for K-12 schools established a rate of $2.41 per student per year for the years 2013 to 2015—a rate that will continue to apply until another tariff is set.
Access Copyright has brought forwarded an application for judicial review of the Board`s decision.
For more information on the tariff, please visit http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/tariffs-tarifs/certified-homologues/2016/TAR-2016-02-20.pdf.
The Copyright Board of Canada is an administrative federal tribunal responsible for establishing the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works in specific sectors.
The Copyright Act sets out a process whereby copyright collectives like Access Copyright can file sector-specific tariff requests with the Copyright Board. The Board then considers submissions and sets rates that balance the interests of both content creators and content users in the relevant sector.