Good day to be a Canadian Photographer...

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Good day to be a Canadian Photographer...
In reply to XeroJay, Nov 8, 2012

XeroJay wrote:

http://www.petapixel.com/2012/11/07/canadian-photogs-now-officially-own-the-copyright-to-all-of-their-photos/

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If there's typos, you can be sure I used my iPhone.

Please note that if there are typos, it's me since I don't have an iPhone.

Actually for the copyright and photographers, not too much has changed. I've always retained my copyrights. It was in my contract. Now you do not need a contract to retain your copyrights as long as you are NOT an employee, that you are not under a contract that forces you to turn over the copyrights (like magazines, advertising...).

If there is money changing hand, you still need to a have a contract to save your ... and to clarify who owns what.

Taking photos in the photos and owning your copyright was already protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms under the section 2b:

freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;

Photography is protected by the "expression" and the "other media of communications" according to my lawyer and the $750 consultation fee.

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