The Canadian Copyright Database includes all copyrights registered as of October 1, 1991. In some cases, registrations prior to 1991 have been entered into the database due to request for certified copies. Complete pre-1991 registration information is available in microfiche, index card, and microfilm form in the Client Service Centre in Gatineau, Quebec.
This database is updated every 24 hours when the office is open. Updates are not done on weekends or holidays.
This help file contains the following sections:
- Help from the Client Service Centre
- Other information sources
- Searching Tips
- Description of searchable and other information fields
Help from the Client Service Centre
For questions or assistance related to the Canadian Copyrights Database, please contact us.
Other information sources
Additional copyright information is available on the Copyright home page, in particular the Guide to Copyright and the Copyright Act. You may also download the registration form and instructions or you may file online now.