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Version of section 20 from 2020-07-01 to 2021-10-07:


Marginal note:Conditions — Canada

  •  (1) The right to remuneration conferred by subsection 19(1) applies only if

    • (a) the maker was, at the date of the first fixation, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or, if a corporation, had its headquarters in Canada; or

    • (b) all the fixations done for the sound recording occurred in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Conditions — Rome Convention country

    (1.1) The right to remuneration conferred by subsection 19(1.1) applies only if

    • (a) the maker was, at the date of the first fixation, a citizen or permanent resident of a Rome Convention country or, if a corporation, had its headquarters in a Rome Convention country; or

    • (b) all the fixations done for the sound recording occurred in a Rome Convention country.

  • Marginal note:Conditions — WPPT country

    (1.2) The right to remuneration conferred by subsection 19(1.2) applies only if

    • (a) the maker was, at the date of the first fixation, a citizen or permanent resident of a WPPT country or, if a corporation, had its headquarters in a WPPT country; or

    • (b) all the fixations done for the sound recording occurred in a WPPT country.

  • Marginal note:Exception — Rome Convention country

    (2) Despite subsection (1.1), if the Minister is of the opinion that a Rome Convention country does not grant a right to remuneration, similar in scope and duration to that provided by subsection 19(1.1), for the performance in public or the communication to the public of a sound recording whose maker, at the date of its first fixation, was a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or, if a corporation, had its headquarters in Canada, the Minister may, by a statement published in the Canada Gazette, limit the scope and duration of the protection for sound recordings whose first fixation is done by a maker who is a citizen or permanent resident of that country or, if a corporation, has its headquarters in that country.

  • Marginal note:Exception — WPPT country

    (2.1) Despite subsection (1.2), if the Minister is of the opinion that a WPPT country does not grant a right to remuneration, similar in scope and duration to that provided by subsection 19(1.2), for the performance in public or the communication to the public of a sound recording whose maker, at the date of its first fixation, was a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or, if a corporation, had its headquarters in Canada, the Minister may, by a statement published in the Canada Gazette, limit the scope and duration of the protection for sound recordings whose first fixation is done by a maker who is a citizen or permanent resident of that country or, if a corporation, has its headquarters in that country.

  • (3) [Repealed, 2020, c. 1, s. 28]

  • (4) [Repealed, 2020, c. 1, s. 28]

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-42, s. 20
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 59
  • 1997, c. 24, s. 14
  • 2001, c. 27, s. 238
  • 2012, c. 20, s. 15
  • 2020, c. 1, s. 28
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