Canadian Copyright Agencies

Access Copyright (non-profit, national organization for Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers, and their works, licenses copying to educational institutions, businesses, etc. and distributes proceeds to copyright-holders)
http://www.accesscopyright.ca/

Canadian Copyright Institute (copyright opportunities and challenges in a digital age)
http://www.thecci.ca/about_us.html

Public Lending Right Program (distributes payments to compensate authors who have books in public libraries)
http://www.plr-dpp.ca/PLR/

Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr00003.html

 

International Copyright Agencies

The Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society (U.K.)
http://www.alcs.co.uk/

U.S. Copyright Office
http://www.copyright.gov/

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/index.html