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Cinematographic Works (Right to Remuneration) Regulations (SOR/99-194)

Regulations are current to 2022-07-25

Cinematographic Works (Right to Remuneration) Regulations



Registration 1999-04-22

Cinematographic Works (Right to Remuneration) Regulations

P.C. 1999-741  1999-04-22

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Industry, pursuant to subsections 17(3)Footnote a and 62(1)Footnote b of the Copyright Act, hereby makes the annexed Cinematographic Works (Right to Remuneration) Regulations.


 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.

Canadian government film agency

Canadian government film agency means a federal or provincial  agency engaged in the development and production of cinematographic works. (organisme cinématographique gouvernemental canadien)

Canadian program

Canadian program means a Canadian program as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Pay Television Regulations, 1990, in section 2 of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, and in section 2 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987. (émission canadienne)

Prescribed Cinematographic Works

 The following are prescribed cinematographic works for the purposes of section 17 of the Copyright Act, namely, a cinematographic work in which a performer’s performance has been embodied as a result of an agreement entered into by the performer on or after April 22, 1999:

  • (a) in respect of which the Minister of Canadian Heritage has issued a Canadian film or video production certificate under the Income Tax Act;

  • (b) that is recognized as a Canadian program by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission; or

  • (c) that has received production funding from Telefilm Canada, or other Canadian government film agency.

  • 2002. c. 17, s. 15

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on April 22, 1999.

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