How to Copyright in Canada

By QuickBooks Canada Team

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If your small business produces original content, such as images, music or texts, make sure your rights are protected and that others can’t use your work to their benefit without compensating you. If you are using someone else’s work, you want to be certain that you are doing it legally.

An original product is legally protected by copyright the moment you create it. However, you can strengthen this basic protection by publicly registering your copyright.

In Canada, registration of copyrights is effected through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Upon registration, the CIPO issues a certificate confirming your ownership of the copyright. This certificate is your ultimate proof of ownership and can be used in court as evidence.

Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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