Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

Motion Picture Association - Canada / Association cinematographique - Canada / Wendy Noss, President

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Motion Picture Association - Canada / Association cinematographique - Canada
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Wendy Noss, President 
Initial registration start date: 2008-02-01
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 782662-16558

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 160

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 21

Version 1 of 37 (2008-02-01 to 2008-08-13)

Version 1 of 37 (2008-02-01 to 2008-08-13) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association (The) (CMPDA) / L'association Canadienne des distributeurs de films
1603--22 St. Clair Avenue East
TORONTO, ON  M5P1T3
Canada
Telephone number: 416-961-1888  Ext.: 230
Fax number:  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Wendy Noss, Actng Executive Director  
 
Description of the organization's activities: The organization is a trade association representing the major international distributors of audio-visual entertainment.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: The organization has two classes of membership: Voting Members and Associate Members (Non-Voting). The Voting members are the six major international distributors of filmed entertainment in all media. There are no members in the Associate Members class.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: WENDY NOSS
Position title: ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Public offices held: No
 
Name: GARY OSMOND
Position title: DIRECTOR INVESTIGATIONS
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: SUSAN PEACOCK
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT
Public offices held: No
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Members of the House of Commons, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Revenue Canada (RC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Senate of Canada
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Arts and Culture, Broadcasting, Industry, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: ¿Criminal Code - lobbying for amendments that would criminalize unauthorized recording of motion pictures in cinemas¿Radiocommunication Act - lobbying for amendments similar to those proposed in Bill C-2 - An Act to amend the Radiocommunication Act - which died on the Order Paper May 23, 2004¿Copyright Act - lobbying for amendments that would lead to Canada's ratification of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Copyright Treaty and clarify Internet service provider liability¿Income Tax Act and regulations - lobbying for clarification of policy with respect to the taxation of non-residents engaged in production of cinematographic works in Canada¿Income Tax Act and regulations - lobbying for clarification of policy with respect to transfer pricing with respect to cinematographic works produced in Canada for export--Lobby for creation of regime prohibiting counterfeit goods, providing ex officio powers to CBSA and providing for effective border enforcement.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Piracy and Counterfeiting: A framework enabling an effective border enforcment regime and protection of intellectual property owners from piracy and counterfeiting.Criminal Code- amendments to Regulations Excluding Certain Indictable Offences from the Definition of "Designated Offence" to remove Copyright Act from s.1 of the Regulations.¿ Radiocommunication Act -amendments to effectively protect rightsholders from signal theftCopyright Act-lobbying for amendments to improve protection for owners of copyright in cinematographic works (including WIPO Treaty implementation) ¿ Income Tax Act and regulations - clarification of policy with respect to the taxation of non-residents engaged in production of cinematographic works in Canada¿ Income Tax Act and regulations - clarification of policy with respect to transfer pricing with respect to cinematographic works.
 

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Regulation ¿ Criminal Code-amendments to Regulations Excluding Certain Indictable Offences from the Definition of "Designated Offence" to remove Copyright Act from s.1 of the Regulations.
Policy or Program ¿ Income Tax Act and regulations - clarification of policy with respect to the taxation of non-residents engaged in production of cinematographic works in Canada
Policy or Program ¿ Income Tax Act and regulations - clarification of policy with respect to transfer pricing with respect to cinematographic works
Policy or Program ¿ Income Tax Act and regulations - policy with respect to the taxation of non-residents and policy with respect to transfer pricing
Policy or Program ¿ Radiocommunication Act - amendments to effectively protect against signal theft
Legislative Proposal Copyright Act-amendments to improve protection for owners of copyright in cinematographic works (including implementation of the WIPO Treaties)
Policy or Program Piracy and Counterfeiting: A framework enabling an effective border enforcement regime and protection of intellectual property rights holders from piracy and counterfeiting (Copyright, Trade-marks, and Customs Act)




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