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Copyright statistics: 2020 to 2021

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
2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Copyright applications 7,638 8,674 8,750 9,012 9,209 8,765 12,550

Disposals

Figure 2: Copyright disposals
2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
Copyrights disposals 7,640 8,663 8,703 8,951 9,274 8,773 12,588

Applications by language

Copyright applications filed by language
Language 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021
English 6,278 7,268 7,458 7,812 7,968 7,618 11,165
French 1,360 1,406 1,292 1,200 1,241 1,147 1,385
Total 7,638 8,674 8,750 9,012 9,209 8,765 12,550

Applications and registrations by province or territory

Copyright applications filed and copyrights registered by province or territory (fiscal year 2020 to 2021)
Province or territory Filed Registered
Alberta 1,153 1,157
British Columbia 1,726 1,739
Manitoba 225 228
New Brunswick 106 106
Newfoundland and Labrador 62 61
Northwest Territories 10 10
Nova Scotia 213 214
Nunavut 2 2
Ontario 6,093 6,114
Prince Edward Island 28 27
Quebec 2,089 2,080
Saskatchewan 208 206
Yukon 9 9
Total 11,924 11,953

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 2020 to 2021)
Origin Filed Registered
Aruba 1 1
Australia 5 5
Austria 1 1
Bahamas 1 1
Barbados 10 10
Belarus 2 2
Belgium 1 1
Bermuda 6 6
Brazil 3 3
Canada 11,924 11,953
China 44 44
Colombia  2 2
Democratic Republic of the Congo  1 1
Denmark  2 2
Dominican Republic  1 1
France 20 18
Germany 2 2
Gibraltar 1 1
Hong Kong 21 21
Hungary 1 1
India 24 24
Iran 3 3
Ireland 2 2
Italy 7 7
Japan 1 1
Latvia 2 2
Luxembourg 1 1
Mexico 5 5
Myanmar 1 1
Netherlands 2 2
New Zealand 1 1
Norway 4 4
Pakistan 33 33
Paraguay 1 1
Peru 1 1
Philippines 1 1
Poland 1 1
Republic of Korea 3 3
Russia 1 1
Saudi Arabia 3 3
Singapore 9 9
Spain 2 2
Sweden 1 1
Switzerland 1 2
Tunisia 1 1
Ukraine 2 2
United Arab Emirates 1 1
United Kingdom 18 18
Tanzania 1 1
United States of America 364 365
Vietnam 2 2
Virgin Islands (British) 1 1
Zimbabwe 1 1
Total 12,550 12,579

Top 10 applicants

Top 10 copyright applicants (fiscal year 2020 to 2021)
Applicant Number of applications filed
Skyship Entertainment Company 950
Canadian Standards Association 382
General Entertainment and Music Inc 178
Gianni Cammuso 64
Monika Gurak 41
Strongest Families Institute 33
Liteline Corporation 29
Sony Pictures Television Inc. 27
David M. Robinson 27
Les Editions Logitell Inc 27
Muhammad Shaikh 27
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