Canadian Copyrights Database Help: Description of Searchable or Other Information Fields
Description of the Searchable Fields
Assignor: A person or company making an assignment of any right or personal property to another.
Author Name: Name of the creator of the work.
Category: This includes traditional copyrights (original literary, artistic, dramatic and musical works) and copyright in other subject-matter (performer's performances, sound recordings and communication signals) and the category (mechanical contrivance) which has been registered up to 1997.
Country of Publication: Country where the first publication took place.
Owner Name/Assignee Name: The name of the latest owner or assignee registered with the Copyright Office.
Registration Number: The number assigned to a copyright when it is registered. Previously, in other subject-matter, some numbers were preceded by a letter or a series of letters, but for the purpose of using this database, only the registration number is required.
Title: The title of the work.
Type: The type of document (copyright, grant of interest, other subject matter).
Year of Publication: The year the work was first published.
Description of Other Information Fields
Assignee: A person or company to whom a right is assigned.
Copyright Description: Details describing a work.
Current Address: Last change of address.
Dominant Type: A category in a work that represents the most predominant category.
Expunged: The date a registration was expunded following a Court Order.
First Fixation: In relation to sound recordings, making copies of a sound recording available to the public.
Information Block: Information on parties when registering a Grant of Interest.
Interested Parties: Person or group having an interest in a copyright.
Original Address: The adrress provided when the document was registered.
Registered: The date the copyright or other document was registered in the Copyright Office.
Registered Date: Formal record date of copyright by the Copyright Office.
Related Grant of Interest: Reference to title and registration number for all subsequente Grant of Interest filed
Status: Register or expunged in the Register.
Works Affected: Reference to title and registration number for works affected by a Grant of Interest.