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J. Nelson Landry Appointed to the Copyright Board of Canada

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ottawa, Ontario -- The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Copyright Board of Canada, today announced the appointment of Mr. J. Nelson Landry to the Board.

"I am pleased to welcome Mr. Landry to the Copyright Board," said Minister Clement. "His experience and knowledge in the area of intellectual property will be a great asset to the Board as it continues to oversee the administration of royalties and licences relating to copyrighted material."

Mr. Landry was chosen as part of a nationwide open call for candidates. The Copyright Board was consulted extensively during this process and is please to welcome such a valued addition to the Board.

Most recently, Mr. Landry served as an arbitrator in intellectual property. From 2002 to 2005, he was an instructor of the Patent Agent Training Course - Infringement and Validity at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. In 2003, he taught part-time at the Universite de Montreal. From 1969 to 2002, Mr. Landry was senior partner at Ogilvy Renault.

Mr. Landry obtained a BCL from McGill University in 1968 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1969. He also obtained a BSc in 1965 and a BA in 1959 from the Universite de Montreal.

Founded in 1989, the Copyright Board of Canada is the regulatory body that establishes the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works. The Board ensures fair and reasonable tariffs for both copyright owners and users of copyright-protected works. It also issues non-exclusive licences authorizing the use of published works when the copyright owner cannot be located.

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