CAB Statement on the Passage of C-11
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is very pleased that the Governor General granted Royal Assent to Bill C-11, The Copyright Modernization Act, on Friday, June 29, 2012. After more than a decade of battling the ephemeral tax and the unfair layering of royalties for radio broadcasters, the CAB and its members are finally taking a moment to acknowledge this positive development in copyright law. The CAB thanks the Government for passing Bill C-11, and in particular for recognizing the value that radio creates for music.
With a clear vision, hard work and determination, including an unprecedented national public service announcement campaign, the CAB and its members have worked diligently for years to help craft a copyright system that works for broadcasters, not against them. It was through the efforts of many and the strength of our collective voice, that we have been able to educate decision makers on the important role that radio plays in communities and in the economy as a whole. The CAB Board of Directors would like to thank all its members for their involvement and for the important role they played in helping to make Bill C-11 a reality for the industry.