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Access
www.accesscopyright.com
Access, the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, is a not-for-profit agency established in 1988 by Canadian writers and publishers to license public access to copyright works. The agency now represents a vast international repertoire along with more than 4,100 Canadian writers, artists and photographers, 399 Canadian newspaper, magazine and book publishers, and Access' 31 member organisations. This site outlines what copyright is, provides valuable information for copyright users and owners and what to do when the copyright owner is unlocatable. In addition all publications produced by Access can be downloaded off this site.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
www.cipo.gc.ca/
A department of Industry Canada, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of Intellectual Property in Canada. This site offers comprehensive information about patents, trade-marks, copyright, and Industrial design, searchable databases for trademarks and patents, and consultation and discussion pages.

Copyright Resources Online
www.library.yale.edu:80/%7Eokerson/copyproj.html
Run through Yale University this site consists of sections on university copyright resources and on non-university intellectual property resources. The annotated lists make it easier to locate information that is more difficult to find or directly pertinent to the visitor's needs.

Canadian Copyright Law
www.mcgrawhill.ca/copyrightlaw
Canadian Copyright Law is an online reference guide listing information on issues relating to Canadian copyright law. Topics of particular interest include digital property and e-commerce and copyright law affecting libraries, archives and museums.

Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
www.socan.ca/
The SOCAN webpage offers information regarding copyright, licencing, royalties, and registration of works in addition to grant programs and deadlines offered through the SOCAN foundation.

Société du droit de reproduction des auteurs, compositeurs et editeurs au Canada inc. [SODRAC]
www.socan.ca/jp/fr/index.jsp
Similar to SOCAN this site offers information about copyright regarding artistic works, the collective management of copyright and how to obtain licensing.

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