All for One, One for All: The Future of Collective Management in Copyright

When: October 6, 2022 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT - This event has passed
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Our panelists will address the future of collective management in the digital age in the context of developments in Canada, the United States and other jurisdictions. After almost a century of relative stability, Canada’s system of collectively managing copyright has experienced a shake-up in recent years. Changes to the Copyright Act no longer require tariffs to be filed for the public performance of musical works, opening up the option of either proposing tariffs of general application or entering into direct licensing agreements with users or groups of users, while the Supreme Court of Canada has held that an approved tariff is not necessarily binding on a user. In the United States, the Music Modernization Act points to a move in a different direction with the creation of a new agency that would establish blanket royalty rates used to pay the composers and lyricists for the use of musical works by streaming services.

Speakers

Stephane Caron

Gowlings

Attorney at Gowling, Lafleur, Henderson…...

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Lucie Guibault

Lucie Guibault

Professor of intellectual property law and associate director of the Law and Technology Institute | Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

Lucie Guibault is professor of intellectual…...

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Marc Ostrow

Senior Counsel | Romano Law PLLC

Marc D. Ostrow is a Senior…...

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Kathleen Simmons

Kathleen Simmons

Kathleen Simmons practices copyright, broadcasting, and…...

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Veronica Syrtash

Veronica Syrtash

Senior Vice-President of Business Affairs and Corporate Development | Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency

Veronica Syrtash is the Senior Vice-President…...

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