Find out about automatic copyright protection in Canada, how to register a copyright with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for added protection, and how to access the Canadian Copyrights Database.
Find out what copyright is, your rights and obligations under the Copyright Act of Canada, and how to file for a copyright.
- Guide to copyright
Get the details on Canadian copyright — the benefits and processes of registering for copyright, licenses, royalties, tariffs, and much more.
- Canadian Copyrights Database
Search this database for all Canadian copyrights registered as of October 1, 1991.
- Access Copyright
Get copies from copyrighted books, magazines, newspapers and other material while ensuring that creators and publishers are fairly compensated for their works.
- Copyright Board of Canada
Learn how royalties are set for the use of copyrighted works, and how to use works when you cannot locate the copyright owner.
- Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada
You may need a licence if you play recorded music or hire live musicians to enhance your business.
If your organization reproduces excerpts from copyrighted works (books, newspapers, magazines), you must obtain a licence from COPIBEC.
- Re:Sound Music Licences for Businesses
Find out how to get the right licence(s) if you are playing recorded music for ambiance in your business or at an event.
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