Copibec podcast series will celebrate 100th anniversary of Copyright Act

Copibec podcast series will celebrate 100th anniversary of Copyright Act


Montreal, April 10, 2024 — Did you know Canada’s Copyright Act first came into force in 1924?

Copibec was recently given the green light by Canadian Heritage to develop a podcast series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the coming into force of the Copyright Act. This is a unique opportunity for us to help Canadians learn more about copyright.

Podcasting was chosen as the best media approach because it offers the flexibility and agility to share information in an innovative way. In the podcasts, we’ll hear the voices of writers, visual artists, journalists, publishers, politicians, lawyers and judges. The episodes will make room for all the players who’ve been involved in making our copyright legislation what it is today.

Digital strategist Denis Martel will be in charge of producing the podcasts in both official languages. With the future of copyright now at a crucial crossroads, the series will take a look into the past so we can better understand the present and be better prepared for what lies ahead.

Not only will Copibec be promoting the Copyright Act’s 100th anniversary this year, we’ll be gearing up to host the 2024 IFRRO World Congress in September. It will therefore be an important, even decisive, year for everyone in the book industry as well as the entire arts and culture sector.

About Copibec 

Copibec, whose official name is Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction, is a non-profit social enterprise specializing in copyright management, primarily in Quebec. As the representative for over 30,000 authors and 1,300 publishers, it offers convenient, customized solutions that meet the needs of users of copyright-protected content. At the international level, it has entered into agreements with over 30 foreign copyright collectives, allowing the books, newspapers and magazines from other countries to be added to the Copibec repertoire. Its member organizations include the Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois (UNEQ), Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL), Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels (RAAV), Association des journalistes indépendants du Québec (AJIQ), Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (FPQJ), Société de développement des périodiques culturels québécois (SODEP), Les Quotidiens du Québec and Les Hebdos du Québec.


Contact : Fanie Grégoire | Communications agent