Copyright statistics

From: Canadian Intellectual Property Office

These tables provide an overview of copyright activity, based on the latest available statistics.

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Applications

Figure 1: Copyright applications
2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019
Copyright applications 8,069 8,314 7,638 8,674 8,750 9,012 9,209

Disposals

Figure 2: Copyright disposals
2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019
Copyrights disposals 8,073 8,310 7,640 8,663 8,703 8,951 9,274

Applications by language

Copyright applications filed by language
Language 2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019
English 6,787 6,944 6,278 7,268 7,458 7,812 7,968
French 1,282 1,370 1,360 1,406 1,292 1,200 1,241
Total 8,069 8,314 7,638 8,674 8,750 9,012 9,209

Applications and registrations by province or territory

Copyright applications filed and copyrights registered by province or territory (fiscal year 2018 to 2019)
Province Filed Registered
Alberta 929 929
British Columbia 1,359 1,359
Manitoba 217 217
New Brunswick 103 103
Newfoundland and Labrador 44 44
Northwest Territories 11 11
Nova Scotia 120 120
Nunavut 0 0
Ontario 3,353 3,351
Prince Edward Island 44 44
Quebec 1,609 1,608
Saskatchewan 177 177
Yukon 9 8
Total 7,975 7,971

Applications and registrations by country as stated by the applicant

Copyright applications filed and copyrights registered by country as stated by the applicant (fiscal year 2018 to 2019)
Country Filed Registered
Anguilla 1 1
Australia 7 7
Austria 1 1
Bermuda 16 16
Brazil 1 1
Canada 7,975 7,971
China 34 34
Colombia 1 1
Croatia 1 1
Cyprus 3 3
Côte d 'Ivoire 1 1
Ecuador 2 2
Egypt 1 1
Ethiopia 1 1
Finland 8 8
France 14 14
Germany 5 5
Guyana 1 1
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China 3 3
India 10 10
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 1 1
Ireland 1 1
Israel 1 1
Italy 9 9
Jamaica 1 1
Japan 1 1
Jordan 1 1
Kenya 1 1
Kyrgyzstan 1 1
Malaysia 1 1
Mexico 2 2
Monaco 1 1
Peru 1 1
Philippines 9 9
Poland 1 1
Russian Federation 11 11
Saudi Arabia 1 1
Singapore 6 6
Spain 3 3
Sweden 1 1
Switzerland 47 47
Turkey 8 8
Ukraine 1 1
United Kingdom 40 40
United States of America 973 972
Total 9,209 9,204

Top 10 applicants

Top 10 copyright applicants (fiscal year 2018 to 2019)
Applicant Number of applications filed
Apple Inc. 380
Sojag Inc. 90
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 80
Les Éditions Logitell inc. 74
Netflix Studios, LLC 63
Blue J Legal Inc. 60
Wang Mars 49
Yang Sukmin 45
Professional Petroleum Data Management Association 43
Sony Pictures Television Inc. 41
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