6. Only the owner of a brand, a name or a distinguishing guise identifying material included in the newspapers or printed matter class of materials may be required to pay a contribution pursuant to a schedule of contributions established under section 53.31.14 of the Act in respect of that material.
If the owner has no domicile or establishment in Québec, payment of the contribution may be required from the first supplier in Québec of the newspaper or printed matter, whether or not that supplier is the importer.
Where the first supplier in Québec is the operator of a retail outlet supplied or operated as a franchise or a chain, under a banner name, or as part of another similar form of affiliation or group of businesses or establishments, the payment may be required from the franchisor, owner of the chain, banner or group concerned or if the franchisor, owner of the chain, banner or group has no domicile or establishment in Québec, their representative in Québec.
For the purposes of this section, “brand”, “name” and “distinguishing guise” have the meaning assigned to those terms by section 3, with the necessary modifications.
O.C. 1049-2004, s. 6; S.Q. 2011, c. 14, s. 17; 699-2018O.C. 699-2018, s. 31.