A historic moment for copyright in Canada

At our Annual and Special Members Meeting on June 12, 2018, the plan to combine the activities of SODRAC and SOCAN by integrating SODRAC’s assets with SOCAN has been approved by our members. SODRAC’s management team and employees are now employees of SOCAN. After 33 years of defending and promoting the rights of Canadian creators, […]
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SOCAN and SODRAC Announce Integration of Music Rights Management in Canada

Full expansion into music reproduction rights adds strength to Canada’s largest music organization Montréal and Toronto, July 31st, 2018 – Both organizations announced today that SOCAN’s acquisition of SODRAC has closed, enabling SOCAN to offer an integrated approach to the management of both performing rights and reproduction rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers. The […]
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SODRAC in Ottawa before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology as part of the Five-Year Review of the Copyright Act

On June 19, General Manager Alain Lauzon and Director, Licensing and Legal Affairs Martin Lavallée testified on behalf of all SODRAC members before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU), in the context of its five-year review of the Copyright Act. The transcript of their testimony is available here.

Visual arts and crafts: SODRAC in Dakar for the annual meeting of CIAGP

On the 1st and 2nd of May, SODRAC participated in the meeting of the International Council of Creators of Graphic, Plastic and Photographic Arts (CIAGP) held in Senegal, held during the 13th edition of the Biennale of Contemporary African Art, DAK’ART. With a mission to strengthen copyright and ensure fair compensation for creators of visual […]
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Launch of Québec’s cultural policy

Québec’s new cultural policy entitled “Partout, la culture” was launched today by Prime Minister Philippe Couillard and Minister of Culture and Communications Marie Montpetit, along with an action plan comprising 41 measures. This policy, which replaces that of 1992, has been modernized to adapt to changing markets and technology. It results from the consultation on […]
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CISAC confirms that SODRAC complies with the highest standards of collective management

We are pleased to announce that SODRAC has received from the Secretariat of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) the news that it will recommend to the CISAC Governing Board to close the SODRAC review file, formalizing its compliance with the standards established by CISAC. This process serves to ensure that […]
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Testimony of SODRAC in Ottawa for the study of Remuneration Models for Artists and Creative Industries

This morning, our General Manager Alain Lauzon and our Director, Licensing and Legal Affairs Martin Lavallée testified before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC) as part of the study requested by the Standing Committee on Industry at the CHPC chaired by Julie Dabrusin on the different models of remuneration for artists and creators, in […]
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SODRAC vs CBC : agreement for synch rights

  After several years of representation, we are pleased to announce a partial settlement in the dispute between SODRAC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The parties have come to a mutual agreement regarding the value of the synchronization of your pre-existing works and commissioned works in the CBC / SRC’s internal productions for the 2012-2017 […]
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Your Member Space

SODRAC is going green and aims to eliminate the use of paper in its exchanges with its members. In addition to being environmentally responsible and perfectly safe, using your Member Space allows you to reduce clutter and paper, save time and energy, and be more efficient. In your personal Member Space, you have secure access […]
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