Definition of Local Signal and Distant Signal Regulations (SOR/89-254)

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Definition of Local Signal and Distant Signal Regulations

SOR/89-254

COPYRIGHT ACT

Registration 1989-05-09

Definition of Local Signal and Distant Signal Regulations

P.C. 1989-825 1989-05-09

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs and the Minister of Communications, pursuant to subsection 28.01(3)Footnote * of the Copyright Act, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations defining local signal and distant signal for the purposes of subsection 28.01(2) of the Copyright Act.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations, area of transmission means

  • (a) in respect of a terrestrial television station

    • (i) for an analog signal, the area within the predicted Grade B contour of the station, as determined in accordance with the method set out in the schedule, and the area within a radius of 32 km from that contour, and

    • (ii) for a digital signal, the area within the noise-limited bounding contour of the station, as determined in accordance with the document entitled BPR-10 — Application Procedures and Rules for Digital Television (DTV) Undertakings, Issue 1, published by the Department of Industry in August 2010, and the area within a radius of 32 km from that contour;

  • (b) in respect of a terrestrial F.M. radio station, the area within the predicted 0.5 mV/m field strength contour of the station, as determined in accordance with the method set out in the schedule; and

  • (c) in respect of a terrestrial A.M. radio station, the area within a radius of 32 km from the principal studio of the station.

  • SOR/2004-33, s. 2;
  • SOR/2014-80, s. 1.

Local Signal and Distant Signal

  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection 31(2) of the Copyright Act, local signal means one of the following:

    • (a) in respect of the entire service area of a cable retransmitter, the signal of a terrestrial radio or television station the area of transmission of which covers all of that area; and

    • (b) in respect of a portion of the service area of a retransmitter, the signal of a terrestrial radio or television station the area of transmission of which covers all of that portion.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection 31(2) of the Copyright Act, distant signal means a signal that is not a local signal.

  • SOR/2004-33, s. 2.

 [Repealed, SOR/2004-33, s. 2]

 
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