Related Links - Copyright
The present section suggests links leading to some of the most popular online sources about copyright in Canada and abroad.
- Government of Canada
- Collective Management Societies
- Foreign Governments
- International Organizations
- Others - Various Associations
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
CRA administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.
Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) - Intellectual Property
CHIN serves Heritage professionals with a vast number of learning and reference tools.
Copyright Board Canada (CBC)
CBC is an economic regulatory body that serves to establish the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works when the administration of such copyright is entrusted to a collective-administration society.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
DFAIT advances Canada's interests through rules-based trading arrangements and by expanding free and fair market access at bilateral, regional and global levels.
Government of Canada Publications : Crown Copyright & Licensing (CCL)
CCL has the responsibility to provide assistance, advice and support to the public and to the Government of Canada departments and agencies with respect to Crown copyright issues.
Industry Canada - Intellectual Property Policy Directorate (IPPD)
IPPDs role is to develop specific policy proposals and legislative initiatives on intellectual property matters.
Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
Library and Archives Canada collects and preserves Canada's documentary heritage, and makes it accessible to all Canadians.
Public Works and Government Services Canada's (PWGSC)
PWGSC's mandate is to be a common service agency for the Government of Canada's various departments, agencies, and boards.
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
The Treasury Board is responsible for accountability and ethics, financial, personnel and administrative management, comptrollership, approving regulations, and most Orders-in-Council.
Collective Management Societies
A collective society is an organization that administers the rights of several copyright owners. It can grant permission to use their works and set the conditions for that use.
Visit the Copyright Board of Canada website for the list of Copyright Collective Societies.
Australian Intellectual Property (AIP)
IP Australia provides an intellectual property system which promotes innovation, investment, and trade.
Collection of Laws for Electronic Access (CLEA)
CLEA provides access to intellectual property legislation from a wide range of countries as well as to treaties on intellectual property.
Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
A list of Intellectual Property Offices around the world, provided by the World Intellectual Property Office.
European Commission - Legislation on Copyright
The website provides access to reports, proposals and documents on legislative measures in the European Union.
Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ)
IPONZ is the government agency responsible for the granting and registration of intellectual property rights.
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - France
The Website contains information on intellectual property right in France
Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (SSFIIP)
The SSFIIP is the federal agency responsible for intellectual property in Switzerland.
UNESCO – Legislation on copyright
This site provides access to national copyright and related rights legislation of UNESCO Member States.
United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO)
UK-IPO is the official government body responsible for granting intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom.
United States Copyright Office
The USCO functions to promote creativity by administering and sustaining the U.S. national copyright system.
The Directorate-General of Internal Market and Services is charged with developing and implementing a European legal framework in copyright sector.
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
FTAA is an intergovernmental collaboration in the Americas to ensure the prosperity, democracy, and liberalization of markets.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The OECD is an international economic research and discussion organization based in Paris.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
UNESCO's purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
The WTO deals with the rules of trade between nations at a global or near-global level.
Others - Various Associations
Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale, Canadian Chapter (ALAI)
ALAI Canada promotes and protects copyright.
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
The CBA is an ally and advocate of members of the legal profession in Canada.
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) is Canada's pre-eminent association of professionals who specialize in intellectual property: patents for inventions, trade-marks, copyright, and industrial designs.