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Application for Registration of a Copyright in a Performer’s Performance, Sound Recording or Communication Signal

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Additional Information

1. Title of the Subject-Matter

The application must relate to the registration of only one performer’s performance, sound recording or communication signal.

2. Subject-Matter

The following information may be helpful in selecting the appropriate type.

3. Owner

The copyright owner is usually the performer in the case of a performer’s performance, the maker in the case of a sound recording (person by whom the arrangements necessary for the first fixation of the sounds are undertaken), the broadcaster who broadcasts the communication signal in the case of a communication signal, or any other person that has obtained ownership through a transfer of ownership such as an assignment.

4. Declaration

An application for registration of a copyright in a performer’s performance, sound recording or communication signal must contain a declaration that the applicant is the owner of the copyright in the subject matter, an assignee of the copyright, or a person to whom an interest in the copyright has been granted by licence.

5. Agent

If this section is completed, the certificate of registration and any correspondence relating to the application will be sent to the agent rather than the person named as the copyright owner.

6. Payment Method

For questions regarding payments, please consult the page How to make a payment.

Further details about fees and deposit accounts are available by contacting the Client Service Centre.

Once a copyright is registered, no further fees are required to maintain the registration.

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