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K-12 Schools Copying Tariff

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 less than $2.50 per student per year for the years 2013 and beyond. 

For more information on the tariff, please visit

What is the Copyright Board of Canada?

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.