Application for a Licence to Use a Work for Which the Copyright Owner is Unlocatable
(S. 77(1) of the Copyright Act)
Please complete all relevant sections of this form. Proof of your research is required for the Board to review your application and must be uploaded in a PDF or Microsoft Word document.
Requests for paper copies or PDF versions of the form should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note : This form is not intended for copyright registration. For copyright registration, contact the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
3. Proposed Use of the Work
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?*
Be as detailed as possible.
For example: writing an article, recording an album, writing a book, producing a film, etc.
5. Date and Period for Which the Licence is Required
Please note that once a file is considered complete, we may required up to 45 days to issue a decision.
6. Efforts Made to Locate the Copyright Owner and Results Obtained
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 as 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 information.
7. Additional Information
Please indicate any additional information you feel may be useful in analyzing your request.