If I was looking for info on joining a union I would have asked.
As it was though...I am looking for info on copyrighting my images in Canada.Well, more specifically REGISTERING them for purposes of copyright.
The CAPIC site says:
"There is no requirement to register copyright work in Canada. Purchasing a certificate of registration can provide proof that the work is protected by copyright and that the registered owner is the owner of the copyright in that work. For the latest information on copyright registration and current fees contact the following federal government office:
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
50 Victoria Street
Place du Portage, Phase I
Ph: (819) 997-1836
So, ya, they are saying to call the govt. Their link is dead to cipo is dead too.
If you go to the cipo site...it is quite a jumble...and I cant seem to find any info on specifically registering images for copyright and the fees.
Does anyone here bother registering their images? Seems the most prudent thing to do, and in the states it seems most pro photographers do it or at least should do it. Whats the deal in Canada, if say someone uses an image of mine without permission? Is the onus on me to prove copyright? Can I sue for punitive damages?