The Impact of New Technologies on the Effectiveness of the Act Respecting the Professional Status and Conditions of Engagement of Performing, Recording and Film Artists in Québec, Canada

Maude Choko

Abstract


The Act Respecting the Professional Status and Conditions of Engagement of Performing, Recording and Film Artists was enacted more than 30 years ago to promote collective autonomy of artists in Québec. New technologies have influenced the way work is organised in the production of fiction for any type of screen. This article considers the question of how new technologies impact the application of this piece of legislation, in the context of the restrictive interpretation adopted by Québec tribunals of the definition of “producers. The author concludes that the combination of the narrow definition with new technologies risks to erode the effectiveness of the Act by reducing its scope of application.

Keywords


Screen-production artists, scope of labour relations legislation, collective autonomy

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Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management; ISSN 1449-1184
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