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Re:Sound Commends the Government for Copyright Board Reform

11.01.18

Re:Sound commends the Government of Canada for making concrete changes to modernize the Copyright Board of Canada and ensuring music creators receive fair compensation for their work, through the introduction of Bill C-86.

“We have joined others in the music industry to advocate for reforms to the Copyright Board of Canada in order to balance the interests of music creators and music users while keeping pace with the rate of technological change and making the process more efficient and predictable” said Ian MacKay, President of Re:Sound.  “We look forward to continue participating on this ongoing and collaborative process on behalf of our rights holders.”

The work over the past months by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains and his colleague the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism and their teams on reforms to the Copyright Board is much appreciated.  We thank them for listening carefully to stakeholders, including the creators we represent.

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