Industry Canada - Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Government of Canada

A copyright provides protection for original artistic, dramatic, musical and literary creations, so that they are not copied, performed or broadcast without your permission. Find detailed information from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on how to protect your creative work, including:

  • The Guide to Copyright
  • How to apply for a copyright
  • The Canadian Copyrights Database
  • Online and printable forms
  • Other resources on the Canadian copyright system

Links are also provided to the intellectual property offices in other countries.