Copyright Act

Version of section 19 from 2002-12-31 to 2012-11-06:


Marginal note:Right to remuneration

  •  (1) Where a sound recording has been published, the performer and maker are entitled, subject to section 20, to be paid equitable remuneration for its performance in public or its communication to the public by telecommunication, except for any retransmission.

  • Marginal note:Royalties

    (2) For the purpose of providing the remuneration mentioned in subsection (1), a person who performs a published sound recording in public or communicates it to the public by telecommunication is liable to pay royalties

    • (a) in the case of a sound recording of a musical work, to the collective society authorized under Part VII to collect them; or

    • (b) in the case of a sound recording of a literary work or dramatic work, to either the maker of the sound recording or the performer.

  • Marginal note:Division of royalties

    (3) The royalties, once paid pursuant to paragraph (2)(a) or (b), shall be divided so that

    • (a) the performer or performers receive in aggregate fifty per cent; and

    • (b) the maker or makers receive in aggregate fifty per cent.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-42, s. 19;
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 59;
  • 1997, c. 24, s. 14.
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