The Copyright Board released its tariff decision in the SOCAN Tariff 22.A and CSI Tariff proceedings for online music. The Board certified tariffs for CSI for music downloads, to both SOCAN and CSI for online music streaming and to SOCAN for video-clips. The Board applied the recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions on previews and downloads.
Today, the Copyright Board published:
- the SOCAN Tariff 22.A (2007-2010);
- the CMRRA/SODRAC Inc. (CSI) Tariff (2008-2010);
- the Board’s reasons; and
- a fact sheet.
The tariffs relate to, what the Board terms “permanent downloads” of sound records, “limited downloads” as part of a subscription service that can expire, and “on-demand streams” which are not downloads.
The tariffs relate to both the reproduction rights and the communication rights. As a result of Board’s decisions, the overal amount of the tariffs paid by the online music providers was decreased.
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