Learn about copyrights
Using copyrights as a business tool.
Learning the basics
Learn why copyright matters and how it's becoming increasingly important in the digital world.
Consult our fact sheet to learn the basics on copyright.
Consult a checklist of IP rights to explore which types you can exploit and learn how to maintain an IP inventory.
Explore what copyright is, the process for registering copyrights in Canada and the benefits of registration.
Learn what intellectual property (IP) is and about the different IP rights you can use to help commercialize your ideas.
Consult our fact sheet to learn the basics on IP in Canada.
Frequently asked questions on copyright.
Resources for registering
Access the copyright e-filing application to register your copyright.
Access the Canadian Copyright Database and search all copyrights that have been registered since October 1991.
Check fees for registering a copyright, registration of an assignment and other services.
More information on copyright
Understand copyright infringement and exceptions to learn when and how copyright can be enforced.
Learn about and contribute to the legal deposit of Canadian materials intended for sale or public distribution.
The Board's role is to establish fair royalties and grant licences when copyright owners can't be found.