COPYRIGHT LAW – NEW RESOURCE!
November 7, 2012 was a significant day for professional image creators in Canada. One this day, Bill C-11 was passed, finally recognized independent professional photographers ownership of copyright works they produce as part of their work.
Canadian photographers are now the first owners of the copyright of the images they produce rights, and by default, as are particular illustrators, musicians, painters and writers. This applies to both photographs commissioned by a client and paid by them as photographs taken outside of a commercial context.
With a long history of fighting to change Copyright Law in favor of artists in Canada, now that we have seen the change CAPIC would like to ask that professionals in the industry use their voice for a new purpose – to spread knowledge. CAPIC has created these videos as resources to empower professionals in the industry (and supporters of the industry) to educate their public, clients and other creators about the changes to Copyright Law. We encourage you to take what you have learned here, and share the key lessons.