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What is copyright?

If you produce original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, you'll want to learn more about what copyright is and how you can use it to your advantage.

Copyright guide

This guide explores what copyright is, the registration process and the benefits of registration.

Canadian Copyrights Database

Search for copyrights that were registered or expunged since October 1991.

Apply for a copyright registration

Access the copyright e-filing application to register your copyright.

Request a certificate of correction

If a clerical error was made in preparing your copyright application or registration document, you can apply for a certificate of correction.

Transfer ownership of your copyright

Find out how to transfer ownership of your copyright.

View copyright fees

Check fees for registering a copyright, registration of an assignment and other services.

Order copyright documents

Place an order for copies and certified copies of copyright documents.

Copyright resources

Access copyright resources from Canada and around the world to help protect your copyright globally.

History of copyright in Canada

Modernization of Canadian copyright law is a work in progress.

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