Copyright Office [multiple media]

  • Notice descriptive – Brève
    Niveau hiérarchique :
    Date :
    1841-[ca. 1983].
    Référence :
    R9271-4-0-E, RG105
    Genre de documents :
    Documents textuels, Documents photographiques, Art, Objets (incluant les médailles et épinglettes)
    Trouvé dans :
    Archives / Collections et fonds
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  • Série comprend :
    4 description(s) de niveau inférieur
    Voir description(s) de niveau inférieur
    Date(s) :
    1841-[ca. 1983].
    Équivalent bilingue :
    Cliquez ici
    Lieu de création :
    Étendue :
    140 microfilm reels of textual records negative and positive.
    2055 photographs b&w and col.
    100 pictures multiple processes.
    34 prints photochemical reproductions.
    6 booklets photochemical reproductions.
    4 sheets of commemorative stamps.
    1 badge brass.
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    Series consists of records created and/or maintained by the Copyright Office and its predecessors. Also included in the series are art works and photographic prints registered with the Department of Agriculture, who was responsible for copyright, patent, and trademark registrations. Copies of photographs, paintings and drawings were submitted by the artist in order to obtain copyright protection under the terms of the 1862 British Copyright Act. Graphic and philatelic material have been organized into a sub-series entitled Visual material. In addition, the series includes one brass Dominion Identification Company tag.
    Nom(s) additionnel(s) :
    Biographie/Histoire administrative :
    Canada. Patent and Copyright Office: A branch of the Department of Agriculture, the Copyright and Trade-Mark Branch of the Canadian Federal Government was established to enforce the Copyright Act intended to protect the rights of the author and/or the first owner of copyright.

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Copyright Office: At the international level, the 1886 Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is the starting point for all copyright law. In 1926, Canada signed this international treaty which advocates that the creator of any new artistic or literary work automatically receives copyright. Copyright is protected for the life of the creator plus fifty years. In Canada, the first Canadian legislation on copyrights, entitled "An Act for the Protection of Copy Rights," was passed in 1832. A Registrar of Copyright was established under the Minister of Agriculture with the Copyright Act of 1868. A revised copyright statute was enacted in 1921, came into force in 1924, and was amended in 1931. The Copyright Act was passed in 1985 (C-42). More recently, Bill C-32 was introduced into parliament in April 1996, and extended more rights to owners of copyright. Directed by the Registrar of Copyrights, the Copyright Office is the federal agency responsible for the function of registering copyrights in Canada. A copyright is defined as an original work of artistic, literary, dramatic, or musical design. It must not be copied and must involve some intellectual effort. Titles, names and short word combinations are not usually protected by copyright -- it must be a more substantial original creation. Copyright may be given for the unique expression of an idea, but it does not extend to the idea itself. When an original work is created, copyright protection is automatically afforded to the creator, except under certain circumstances. Registration of the copyright at the Copyright Office is the official acknowledgment of a claim, and a certificate is issued providing ownership of rights for court purposes. In effect, the Copyright Act prohibits others from copying your work without permission and protects intellectual property. The main functions of the Copyright Office are: registering copyrights; recording the details which were provided, and giving a certificate attesting to this fact; maintaining records of all registrations and other pertinent documents for public use. To register a copyright, an application must be sent to the Copyright Office. The application is reviewed, but not judged for artistic or creative merit as the Copyright Office is simply an office for registration. Information from the application is entered into a database (all copyright applications after October 1991 are on an automated system -- the Copyright Name Index) and the certificate is issued. As the 1994 CIPO Guide To Copyrights explains, "There is no requirement to mark your work under the Copyright Act....Although not obligatory in Canada, such marking can serve as a reminder to others of copyright as well as providing the name of the owner." Although copyright is an essential component of process behind the creation of new and enlightening works of art, literature, computer programs and a myriad of other products, as mentioned above, copyright automatically falls to the original creator. The Copyright Office is in effect a registrar for individuals who for some reason or another have decided to formally certify their work. The Copyright Office does not have a list detailing all works created in Canada, and it does not have to because that is already protected under Canadian law. RDA 2000/017 Department of Industry Canadian Intellectual Property Office - Trade-marks Office and Copyright and Industrial Design Branch (Appraisal report)
    Instrument de recherche :
    Photographs: (Papier) See photographic inventories, indexes, and caption lists arranged by accession number. FA-500

    Photographs: (Papier) Finding aid is an index of location, event, subject and personalitites depicted in photo accession 1966-094 (DAP). Located in box 2000855318 with a copy in Photography: Acquisition and Research Division. FA-116

    Photographs: (Électronique) Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions.

    Artistic material: (Électronique) Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions.

    Object: (Papier) Refer to Medal inventory card 12015.

    Information additionnelle :
    Note général :
    Graphic material was acquired from the Patent and Copyright Office, Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa, Ontario between 1938 and 1984. Object was received as part of the GAD accession 1983-84/208 and transferred internally to Documentary Art Acquisition and Research ca. 1983.
    Source du titre :
    Title based on the contents of the series.
    Note sur le classement :
    Graphic and philatelic material have been retained as a single physical entity.
    Art material in accession 1992-676 (DAP) is part of photo accession 1966-094 (DAP) transferred internally from the Photography Acquisition and Research Division to Documentary Art Acquisition and Research 19 January 1993.
    Note sur les autres formats physiques disponibles :
    Microfilm copies of textual record provide only nominal indexes for the period prior to April 1938.
    Versements complémentaires :
    Further accruals are expected.
    Note(s) sur le contenant :
    Source :
    No de contrôle d'autres systèmes :
    No de contrôle reliés :
    1952-076 NPC
    1956-023 NPC
    1966-094 DAP
    1968-079 PIC
    1983-042 MED
    1983-84/208 GAD
    1984-175 NPC
    1992-676 DAP
    Ancien no de référence archivistique :
  • Conditions d'accès :
    Modalités d'utilisation :
    Textual records: Copyright belongs to the Crown.
    Photographs: No restrictions on use. Various copyrights exist. Crown copyright on reproductions. Credit: Photographer Name / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative number.
    Artistic material: No restrictions on use. Various copyrights. Crown copyright on reproductions. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
    Object: No restrictions on use. Copyright unknown. Credit: National Archives of Canada.

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