Dear Editor,

How are SOCAN licence fees set?

– SOCAN Licensee

Dear SOCAN Licensee,

SOCAN licence fees are set by the Copyright Board of Canada, an independent body appointed by the government. Each year SOCAN files proposed tariffs with the Copyright Board. Interested parties are then permitted to submit objections to SOCAN’s proposals within a limited period. If an objection or concern is raised concerning a particular tariff, the Copyright Board may hold a hearing. After hearings are completed and any amendments are made, the Copyright Board publishes the approved tariffs in the Canada Gazette.

– Editor