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Copyright Act

Version of section 72 from 2019-04-01 to 2020-09-09:


Marginal note:Special royalty rates

  •  (1) Subsections (2) and (3) apply despite the tariffs approved by the Board under section 70, or despite the royalty rates fixed under subsection 71(2), for the performance in public or the communication to the public by telecommunication of performer’s performances of musical works or of sound recordings embodying such performer’s performances.

  • Marginal note:Wireless transmission systems

    (2) For wireless transmission systems, other than community systems and public transmission systems, broadcasters shall pay

    • (a) $100 on the first $1.25 million of annual advertising revenues in respect of each year; and

    • (b) 100% of the royalties set out in the approved tariff or fixed under subsection 71(2) for that year on any portion of annual advertising revenues exceeding $1.25 million.

  • Marginal note:Community systems

    (3) For community systems, broadcasters shall pay royalties of $100 in respect of each year.

  • Marginal note:Effect of paying royalties

    (4) The payment of the royalties set out in subsection (2) or (3) fully discharges all liabilities of the system in question in respect of the approved tariffs or the royalties fixed under subsection 71(2).

  • Marginal note:Definition of advertising revenues

    (5) The Board may, by regulation, define “advertising revenues” for the purposes of subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (6) The Governor in Council may make regulations defining “community system”, “public transmission system” and “wireless transmission system” for the purposes of this section.

  • 1997, c. 24, s. 50
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 61
  • 2002, c. 26, s. 3
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 296
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