Senate Committee issues report in Copyright Board review

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Senate committee tasked with examining the practices of the Copyright Board of Canada is recommending the federal government include a thorough review of the Board’s operations as part of this year’s planned review of the Copyright Act.

In its report issued on December 1, 2016, Copyright Board: A Rationale for Urgent Review, Senators David Tkachuk and Joseph A. Day of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce outlined their findings gleaned from testimony the Committee heard over two days in November 2016 regarding the Board’s practices. Taking part were a varied group of interested parties that deal with the Board, including representatives from collective societies and user groups, as well as copyright lawyers and scholars, and Board staff members.