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AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12835

Atlanta, Georgia, US

A copyright win, or at least they are no longer shafted as work for hire...

http://www.capic.org/photographer-and-illustrator-news

Nov 07 12 08:36 pm Link

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Nicholas Fischer

Posts: 41

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Well that's great news.

Nov 07 12 08:48 pm Link

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GPS Studio Services

Posts: 36347

San Francisco, California, US

Nicholas Fischer wrote:
Well that's great news.

Yeah, now we don't have to tell everyone who talks about copyright that Canada is the odd duck out.  It will save us a lot of typing.

Nov 07 12 09:09 pm Link

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AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12835

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I thin that still leaves musicians shafted as work for hire, but it's a start.

Nov 07 12 09:59 pm Link

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AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12835

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I thin that still leaves musicians shafted as work for hire, but it's a start.

Nov 07 12 09:59 pm Link

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DBIphotography Toronto

Posts: 3228

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I've never had the problem with unpaid shoots. I don't shoot til my MUA is done applying. She don't apply til my release is signed. In my release, a move that states specifically that I retain copyright ownership. Retail, don't care really. However, I've yet to do a commercial gig where it mattered.

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http://www.dbiphotography.com (Blog On Site)

"Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. " 
~ Aldous Huxley

Nov 08 12 12:14 am Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 21903

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

ei Total Productions wrote:

Nicholas Fischer wrote:
Well that's great news.

Yeah, now we don't have to tell everyone who talks about copyright that Canada is the odd duck out.  It will save us a lot of typing.

Depending, of course, on how they now also intend to treat legacy [photographic] work. The devil is always in the details.

Studio36

Nov 08 12 06:02 am Link

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Michael Broughton

Posts: 2244

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

studio36uk wrote:
Depending, of course, on how they now also intend to treat legacy [photographic] work. The devil is always in the details.

Studio36

it's not retroactive. far too many people would be royally screwed if it were.

Nov 10 12 12:04 am Link

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JoJo

Posts: 25549

Clearwater, Florida, US

AJScalzitti wrote:
A copyright win, or at least they are no longer shafted as work for hire...

http://www.capic.org/photographer-and-illustrator-news

The Royal Assent detailed in this release fixes (as in establishes) certain dates in section 63 (P.C. 2012-1392 October 25, 2012) of the (Canadian) Copyright Modernization Act given Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.

The purpose of this Order is to fix (as in establish) the date the Act came into force, being June 29, 2012.
(see Canada Gazette: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2012/ … 5-eng.html)

The (Canadian) Copyright Modernization Act of June 29, 2012 (Bill C-11) is detailed here:
http://balancedcopyright.gc.ca/eic/site … f/eng/home

More information is available through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office:
http://www.cipo.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipoi … 00003.html

Nov 10 12 01:09 am Link

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Glenn Worton

Posts: 1444

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

JoJo wrote:

The Royal Assent detailed in this release fixes (as in establishes) certain dates in section 63 (P.C. 2012-1392 October 25, 2012) of the (Canadian) Copyright Modernization Act given Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.

The purpose of this Order is to fix (as in establish) the date the Act came into force, being June 29, 2012.
(see Canada Gazette: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2012/ … 5-eng.html)

The (Canadian) Copyright Modernization Act of June 29, 2012 (Bill C-11) is detailed here:
http://balancedcopyright.gc.ca/eic/site … f/eng/home

More information is available through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office:
http://www.cipo.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipoi … 00003.html

YAY !! - Someone who actually looked at the law !! Before they voiced

Nov 10 12 04:20 am Link