Find out about automatic copyright protection in Canada. Learn how to register a copyright with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for added protection, and how to access the Canadian Copyrights Database.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Copyright
    Find out what copyright is, what your rights and obligations under the Copyright Act of Canada are, and how to file for a copyright.
  • Canadian Copyrights Database
    Search this database for all Canadian copyrights registered as of October 1, 1991.
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    If your organization reproduces excerpts from copyrighted works (books, newspapers, magazines), you must obtain a licence from COPIBEC.
  • Guide to copyright
    Get the details on Canadian copyright — the benefits and processes of registering for copyright, licenses, royalties, tariffs, and much more.
  • 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.
  • Access Copyright
    Get copies from copyrighted books, magazines, newspapers and other material while ensuring that creators and publishers are fairly compensated for their works.
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