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Re: Canadian Photogs Now Officially Own the Copyright to All of Their Photos
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 07:09:25 AM »

It should be like that in every country but I'm afraid that this is far from being the case.
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Re: Canadian Photogs Now Officially Own the Copyright to All of Their Photos
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 01:11:00 PM »

Great I'm now the copyright owner of thousands of crap photos!!
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Re: Canadian Photogs Now Officially Own the Copyright to All of Their Photos
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 01:31:00 PM »

Great I'm now the copyright owner of thousands of crap photos!!

You might find a couple of real gems in the "thousands of crap photos" you own!

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Re: Canadian Photogs Now Officially Own the Copyright to All of Their Photos
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 12:11:03 PM »

Congratulations (finally), Canada!
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Re: Canadian Photogs Now Officially Own the Copyright to All of Their Photos
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 12:19:19 PM »

Let's be clear on something here.  It's not like Canadian shooters never had copyright protection for anything

What this change to the copyright law does is correct a (long standing) error.  Up till the passage of this revised act Canadian photographers; unlike other artists/creators, did not automatically hold copyright for commissioned work.  Note the word automatically.  Many photographers got around this by incorporating a clause into their contracts that explicitly stated that copyright was held by the photographer.  This change to the act obviates the need for such a contract clause. 

While it is a positive and long overdue change, it's not as dramatic a change as some may think.
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