THE COMMITTEE’S STUDY AND MANDATE
On 29 March 2018, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (the Committee) adopted the following motion:
That the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, following the letter from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology conduct a study on remuneration models for artists and creative industries, including rights management and the challenges and opportunities of new access points for creative content. That the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage call upon a broad range of stakeholders and experts on such matters and that it provide the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology a summary of testimonies and recommendations related to the items mentioned above for the parliamentary review of the Copyright Act.1
Pursuant to this motion, between 22 May and 6 December 2018 the Committee held
19 meetings and heard testimony from 115 witnesses. It also received 75 briefs. Witnesses included representatives from various cultural industries as well as government officials. The Committee would like to thank all those who contributed to the study.
The first part of this report presents the major themes that are common to all creative industries. The second part examines the challenges and possible solutions proposed by witnesses and is divided as follows:
Issues common to all creative industries;
Issues related to the music industry;
Issues related to the film and television industries;
Issues related to the writing and publishing industries;
Issues related to the visual arts industry.