Copyright resources & links

Please note:  The following links are guidelines only.  Copyright access/restrictions vary amongst the Media Archives collections.  For details, please contact

Canadian Copyright Act

Full text of the Canadian Copyright Act, C-42 from the Department of Justice, Canada website.

Copyright Information Center

From the Canadian Library Association this section of their site provides the latest information on revisions to Canada's Copyright Act and regulations; position statements by associations and governments on copyright reform; interpretations of Canadian copyright law; issues related to digital information and media copyright; international copyright law and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI); collective and performing rights societies; and some readings and writings on Canadian, U.S. and international copyright.

Copyright Policy Branch, Canada Heritage

The Copyright Policy Branch Web site is intended to provide general information to the public, update stakeholders on a regular basis about copyright - related news and developments; seek comments from and generally consult with stakeholders and other interested parties on legislative proposals, discussion papers and other policy documents.