Copyright Board of Canada
The Copyright Board of Canada is an economic regulatory body empowered by the Copyright Act to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works, when the administration of such copyright is entrusted to a collective-administration society. It also has the right to supervise agreements between users and licensing bodies and issues licences when the copyright owner cannot be located.
The board holds hearings into proposed tariffs and objections to copyrights. It may allow someone to intervene in the proceedings. Anyone who intends to intervene must file with the Board a request describing the person’s interest in the proceedings and how they intend to participate. The request must specify whether the person only intends to file written comments, or also wishes to file evidence and cross-examine witnesses.