Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada


Copyright Act

Version of section 38.2 from 2019-04-01 to 2023-11-14:

Marginal note:Maximum amount that may be recovered

  •  (1) An owner of copyright in a work who has not authorized a collective society to authorize its reprographic reproduction may recover, in proceedings against an educational institution, library, archive or museum that has reproduced the work, a maximum amount equal to the amount of royalties that would have been payable to the society in respect of the reprographic reproduction, if it were authorized, either

    • (a) under any agreement entered into with the collective society; or

    • (b) under a tariff approved by the Board under section 70.

  • Marginal note:Agreements with more than one collective society

    (2) Where agreements respecting reprographic reproduction have been signed with more than one collective society or where more than one tariff applies or where both agreements and tariffs apply, the maximum amount that the copyright owner may recover is the largest amount of the royalties provided for in any of those agreements or tariffs.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply only where

    • (a) the collective society is entitled to authorize, or the tariff provides for the payment of royalties in respect of, the reprographic reproduction of that category of work; and

    • (b) copying of that general nature and extent is covered by the agreement or tariff.

  • 1997, c. 24, s. 20
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 288

Date modified: