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Copyright Act

Version of section 71 from 2019-04-01 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Application to fix

  •  (1) If a collective society and a user are unable to agree on royalties to be paid with respect to rights under section 3, 15, 18, 19 or 21, other than royalties referred to in subsection 29.7(2) or (3) or paragraph 31(2)(d), or are unable to agree on any related terms and conditions, the collective society or user may, after giving notice to the other party, apply to the Board to fix the royalty rates or any related terms and conditions, or both.

  • Marginal note:Fixing royalties, etc.

    (2) The Board may, for a period that the Board may specify, fix the royalty rates or their related terms and conditions, or both, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Application of subsections 70(2) and (3)

    (3) Subsections 70(2) and (3) apply, with any necessary modifications, to the fixing of royalty rates or terms and conditions, or both, by the Board under subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:For greater certainty

    (4) For greater certainty, the Board may deny an application made under subsection (1) or any part of one.

  • Marginal note:Copy of decision and reasons

    (5) The Board shall send a copy of the decision and the reasons for it to the collective society and the user.

  • Marginal note:Definition of user

    (6) In this section, user means

    • (a) a user who is not otherwise authorized to do an act referred to in section 3, 15, 18 or 21 in respect of the works, performer’s performances, sound recordings or communication signals included in a collective society’s repertoire; or

    • (b) a user who is required to pay, in respect of sound recordings included in a collective society’s repertoire, a royalty referred to in section 19 that has not otherwise been fixed or agreed on.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-42, s. 71
  • 1997, c. 24, s. 50
  • 2012, c. 20, s. 55
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 296

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