Comments pertaining to Consultation on Options for Reform of the Copyright Board of Canada
The CFLA makes the following recommendations:
The CFLA supports reforms to the legislative foundation in the Copyright Act for the Copyright Board of Canada.
- The CFLA supports the creation of an explicit statutory mandate for the Copyright Board – one that focuses the Board on the public interest and the maintenance of fairness amongst the multiplicity of interests inherent in the copyright environment.
- The CFLA believes that the public interest will be better served through the inclusion of a statutory process for intervenors before the Copyright Board and establishment of a system for making funds available to ensure a broad range of interventions.
- The CFLA supports the enactment of a list of decision-making factors the Board must consider in its decision-making – but recommends it appear in the Copyright Act itself.
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