Canadian Copyright Act, Registration & Laws

It’s not enough to wing-it, don’t make any guesses here!  You cannot claim innocent to Copyright infringement – it’s a criminal offense – whether you know or don’t know, it is up to you to learn and find out, prior to writing anything about anyone, or their work.  Know how to protect your work, and understand how to prevent a potential lawsuit.  Here are the links to Canadian Copyright Law – the Act & Registration, Q&A, FAQ, and legal advice on all the Do’s and Don’ts.  Do the DIY and the CYA, you won’t regret it in the long term.

Government of Canada – Copyright Act & Registration

Government of Canada – Justice Laws Website Links

Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency

Copyright Clearance Center

Ryerson University of Candian Law – Copyrights – Libraries & Archives & Resources

McGraw-Hill Ryerson of Canadian Law – Canadian Copyright Law

Canadian Copyright Law – Do’s & Don’ts

Canadians BEWARE – Copyrights & NAFTA 

Canadian Authors Associations

It is so very important to be involved with your local Author and Writers Associations.  Helpful and experienced professionals are at your disposal.  Getting involved and staying involved is the key to becoming known.  There are many writer’s groups out there, and yes, they are a fantastic resource and support, but you need to be a member of the association that is right for you and your genre.  Get in the know, and get your memberships as soon as possible.  Have I missed one?  Tell me about it, and I’ll update this list.

Professional Writers Association of Canada

Editors Association of Canada

Writers Union of Canada

Writers Guild of Canada

Crime Writers of Canada

Canadian Authors

Speculative Fiction Canada

League of Canadian Poets

Outdoor Writers of Canada

Playwrights Guild of Canada

Canadian Writer’s Journal

Writer’s Relief – Submission Service

Writer’s Guild of Alberta Canada

Canadian Literary Agents – Listings

PACLA – Professional Association for Canadian Literary Agents

SOCAN – Music, Rights, Publishers Association

Canadian Urban Libraries Council

LoanStar – Libraries Book Voting System

Canadian Publishers & Associations

The best place to locate an Editor, Publisher, Publicist, register for and gain memberships within well-known Associations, here’s the list.  Everything publishing, or rather ‘self-publishing’ and a whole lot more – getting involved and learning the industry from the ground up, will help you go farther than you could possibly imagine.  Don’t delay, do it today.  Are you connected to an association not listed here?  Please tell me about it.

BookBaby – Free Guides 

Association of Canadian Publishers

Canadian Publishers Council

Book Publishers Association of British Columbia

Book Publishers Association of Alberta

Book Publishers Association of Saskatchewan

Book Publishers Association of Manitoba

Book Publishers Association of Ontario

Book Publishers of Atlantic Canada

First Nations, Inuit, & Metis Publishers & Distributors 

Canadian Music Publishers Association

Song Writers Association of Canada

News Media Canada

Literary Press Group of Canada

Magazines Canada

Wikipedia – Canadian Publishers

Penguin Random House – Associated Publishers

All Music – Free & Paid

Looking for music for your book trailer, or perhaps just wanting to listen to something new?  Here are the best websites that I’ve come across so far, for both free and paid music.  Every genre under the stars, you’re bound to find that perfect tune.  I love music, it inspires me in my writing, and I’m forever searching for that one song that will make my stories and thoughts come alive with emotion.  Feel the beat, and go for a listen.  If you know of a great music website that I haven’t listed yet, please contact me.

BeatSuite Music

Epidemic Sound

DanoSongs

Incompetech

Digital History

Vimeo

Tune-In Music Radio

Free DP

BeatPick

Free Music Archive

Last.FM

Amazon Free Music

YouTube

BenSound

Audio Archives

Audio TUT

PublicDomain4U

CC Trax

Pure Volume 

MobyGratis

PacDV

Artist Direct

Free Soundtrack Music

MusOpen

SoundCloud

SoundClick

FMA – Free Music Archive

Noise Trade

MusOpen

Partners In Rhyme

Jamendo

ReverbNation

CC Mixter

Zapsplat – Music & Sounds & their Licensing Policy

Free Music – Public Domain

UnRoyaly – Royalty Free Music

Online Education – Free & Paid

I research a lot of topics, and I’ve come across a lot of resources.  Many of these institutions offer free online courses – why not take advantage of that?  Getting a Diploma, Certification, or striving forward to gain that PHD?  Here’s your starting point, the begining of a brand new future, a fresh start.  Have you taken courses at any of these institutes?  Let me know what your experience was like.

Alison

CourseRA

UDACity

MITOpenCourse

Open Culture

NoExcuseList

Open Yale

KHAN Academy

Zooniverse

Tufts Open

HowStuffWorks

Video Lectures

Ted Talks

Shodor Sciences

Udemy

Math & Science.com

EdX Open

Liberty Open

DrawSpace

CodeCademy

Scitable Nature Ed

MyOwnBusiness

KutzTown University

Open University

Free Computer Books

Academic Earth

BBC Languages

Justin Guitar

DuoLingo

LayersMagazine – Tutorials

Creative Overflow – Imaging

Open2Study

Open Education Database

eCommerce SEO VideoSeries

Learn Adobe Suite

BlueLightningTV – Photoshop Tutorials

Learn Screenwriting with Lynda

Open Culture

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