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
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
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
Canadian Copyright Law
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)
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]
Similar to SOCAN this site offers
information about copyright regarding artistic works, the
collective management of copyright and how to obtain licensing.