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Copyright statistics: 2019 to 2020

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
2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Copyright applications 8,314 7,638 8,674 8,750 9,012 9,209 8,765

Disposals

Figure 2: Copyright disposals
2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
Copyrights disposals 8,310 7,640 8,663 8,703 8,951 9,274 8,773

Applications by language

Copyright applications filed by language
Language 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020
English 6,944 6,278 7,268 7,458 7,812 7,968 7,618
French 1,370 1,360 1,406 1,292 1,200 1,241 1,147
Total 8,314 7,638 8,674 8,750 9,012 9,209 8,765

Applications and registrations by province or territory

Copyright applications filed and copyrights registered by province or territory (fiscal year 2019 to 2020)
Province or territory Filed Registered
Alberta 840 839
British Columbia 1,356 1,373
Manitoba 203 199
New Brunswick 73 73
Newfoundland and Labrador 77 77
Northwest Territories 7 7
Nova Scotia 171 170
Nunavut 2 2
Ontario 3,339 3,312
Prince Edward Island 14 14
Quebec 1,584 1,582
Saskatchewan 143 144
Yukon 7 7
Total 7,816 7,799

Applications and registrations by origin as stated by the applicant

Copyright applications filed and copyrights registered by origin as stated by the applicant (fiscal year 2019 to 2020)
Origin Filed Registered
Australia 0 1
Barbados 9 9
Belgium 2 2
Bermuda 14 14
Brazil 3 3
Bulgaria 1 1
Canada 7,816 7,799
Chile 1 1
China 16 16
Colombia 1 1
Cuba 2 2
Cyprus 4 4
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 1
Finland 13 13
France 10 10
Germany 4 4
Hong Kong 13 13
Hungary 1 1
India 3 3
Iran 5 5
Ireland 1 1
Israel 1 1
Italy 3 3
Japan 5 5
Lebanon 1 1
Mexico 3 3
Netherlands 3 3
New Zealand 48 48
Pakistan 150 150
Panama 3 3
Peru 2 2
Philippines 4 4
Republic of Korea 2 2
Romania 1 1
Russia 2 2
Saint Lucia 1 1
Saudi Arabia 2 2
Singapore 4 4
Spain 3 3
Sweden 2 2
Switzerland 16 15
Taiwan 5 5
Thailand 1 1
Ukraine 1 1
United Arab Emirates 1 1
United Kingdom 54 54
United States of America 527 528
Total 8,765 8,749

Top 10 applicants

Top 10 copyright applicants (fiscal year 2019 to 2020)
Applicant Number of applications filed
Shaikh Muhammad 148
Canadian Standards Association 113
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. 80
Nelson Education Ltd. 52
Netflix Worldwide Entertainment, LLC 50
Les Éditions Logitell Inc 48
Freezing Solutions Ltd 46
Freezing Systems Ltd 46
Topking Inc. 40
Vega Musique Inc. 40
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