(S. 77(1) of the Copyright Act)
Please complete all relevant sections of this form. Proof of your research must be uploaded in a PDF or Microsoft Word document.
Requests for a paper copy or a PDF version of the form should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The applicant is the person or organization whose name will appear on the licence
To be completed only if you are applying on behalf of someone else.
Pursuant to section 77(1) of the Copyright Act, the Board may only issue a licence for unlocatable owner for a published work, a fixation of a performer’s performance, a published sound recording, or a fixation of a communication signal.
Please note that a licence may only be issued if the work is to be used in Canada. If you plan to use the work abroad, you must contact the relevant authorities of the country in which you wish to use the work.
How do you plan to use the work? For example, if you wish to use an excerpt of a song in an advertisement, please length of the excerpt to be used. Please be as detailed as possible.
Please note that once a file is considered complete, we may required up to 45 days to issue a decision.
As per subsection 77(1) of the Copyright Act, it is the applicant’s responsibility to make reasonable efforts to locate the copyright owner.
The proof of the efforts made to locate the copyright owner is required for the Board to review your application. Provide a detailed description of your research. All relevant material (e.g. correspondence and exchange of emails, search results, summary of telephone conversations, etc.) must be uploaded in a PDF or Word document. Please ensure to indicate the individuals or organizations contacted as well as the date they were contacted.
For more information about the research that you should conduct before submitting your application, please consult the general informations.
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Please indicate any additional information you feel may be useful in analyzing your request.