[d at DCC] Renewal of CBRA Licence Agreement
jpotvin at linuxmail.org
Wed Aug 1 07:25:11 EDT 2007
This news item was circulated at Treasury Board Secretariat yesterday...
The Government of Canada and the Canadian Broadcasters Rights Agency
(CBRA) recently renewed the terms of a licence authorizing certain
federal institutions to record news and public affairs programming from
commercial broadcasters for a period of three years. Without the
licence, the recording of programs and the extraction of excerpts owned
by commercial broadcasters would constitute copyright infringement and
would be inconsistent with the Communications Policy of the Government
of Canada, which requires that all institutions "comply with the
Copyright Act and ensure that the ownership rights associated with works
subject to copyright are fully respected in all media applications."
The CBRA licence also requires that the Government of Canada advise
federal employees once a year of the general terms of the licence and
related restrictions. To view the full requirements of the licence,
please consult the notice to Government of Canada employees
available on the TBS Web site. For additional information, please
contact Robert Bousquet, Manager, Communications Policy, at 613-957-2536.
From: Philip Hurcomb, Assistant Secretary, Strategic Communications and
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