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CHPC Committee Report

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LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS

 

As a result of their deliberations committees may make recommendations which they include in their reports for the consideration of the House of Commons or the Government. Recommendations related to this study are listed below.

Recommendation 1

That the Government of Canada increase its support for creators and creative industries in adapting to new digital markets.

Recommendation 2

That the Government of Canada develop mechanisms by which streaming services will develop and promote Canadian content.

Recommendation 3

That the Government of Canada create educational materials to raise awareness of copyright provisions and artist remuneration for consumers.

Recommendation 4

That the Government of Canada create educational materials to raise awareness of copyright provisions as well as artists’ rights and responsibilities under the Copyright Act for artists and creators.

Recommendation 5

That the Government of Canada review the safe harbour exceptions and laws to ensure that Internet service providers are accountable for their role in the distribution of content.

Recommendation 6

That the Government of Canada increase its efforts to combat piracy and enforce copyright.

Recommendation 7

That the Government of Canada pursue its commitment to implement the extension of copyright from 50 to 70 years after the author’s death.

Recommendation 8

That music streaming services be regulated like other Canadian music services.

Recommendation 9

That tariffs for online music services be reviewed by the Copyright Board to ensure  royalty payments provide fair compensation for artists.

Recommendation 10

That the Government of Canada amend the radio royalty exemption found at section 68.1(1) of the Copyright Act so that it applies only to independent and/or community-based radio stations.

Recommendation 11

That the Government of Canada amend the definition of sound recording found in section 2 of the Copyright Act to allow sound recordings used in television and film to be eligible for public performance remuneration.

Recommendation 12

That the Government of Canada review, clarify and/or remove exceptions contained in the Copyright Act, ensuring that any exception respects section 9 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, to which Canada is a signatory.

Recommendation 13

That the Government of Canada meet international treaty obligations (including Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement, and World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty).

Recommendation 14

That the Government of Canada amend subsection 14(1) of the Copyright Act so that it reads “from 25 years after assignment.”.

Recommendation 15

That the exception for charitable organizations in subsection 32.2(3) of the Copyright Act be clarified to apply strictly to activities where no commercial monetary gain is intended.

Recommendation 16

That the Government of Canada extend moral and economic rights to audiovisual performers.

Recommendation 17

That the Government of Canada amend section 34.1 of the Copyright Act to deem the screenwriter and director the co-owners of copyright and co-authors of a television or cinematographic work.

Recommendation 18

That Government of Canada amend the Act to clarify that fair dealing should not apply to educational institutions when the work is commercially available.

Recommendation 19

That the Government of Canada promote a return to licensing through collective societies.

Recommendation 20

That the Government of Canada review, harmonize and improve the enforcement of the statutory damages for infringement for non-commercial use in section 38.1(1) of the Copyright Act.

Recommendation 21

That the Government of Canada harmonize remedies for collective societies under the Copyright Act.

Recommendation 22

That the Government of Canada establish an artist’s resale right.