Canadian Copyrights Database


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This database lets you access copyrights dating back to 1991.

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  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office

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Submitted by Tidjani on January 16, 2023 - 12:16 AM

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Submitted by Madeleine Cottier on August 09, 2022 - 2:27 PM

My brother has lost his copywright. Very stressed..His Name is [redacted due to violation of Rules of Engagement]
Can u help me get a copy of this copywright..It's a matter of life or death

Submitted by open-ouvert on August 09, 2022 - 8:33 PM



We're sorry to hear about your situation.


This comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including information on the Canadian Copyrights Database, but we do not deal with these services directly.


We recommend that you contact the Intellectual property and copyright office at one of the below options: 


Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, except statutory holidays.


Canada and the United States:

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All the best,

The Open Government Team 



Submitted by Hallie on December 24, 2020 - 12:15 PM

I lost my social insurance number an i dont know how to go about getting it because i have no piece ID

Submitted by open-ouvert on December 29, 2020 - 7:58 PM

Hi Hallie,

You may visit this website to find out which documents you will need to apply for and receive a new SIN number:

For additional questions, I recommend that you reach out to ESDC. This can be done by filling out their online service form:



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