Some excellent news for photographers in the last few days; Canadian photographers finally own copyright of their images. As the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators states, “In Canada, all other artists have already owned the copyrights to their work and thanks to this new law, Canadian photographers, albeit the last in the industrialized world, now have all legal rights to their images.”
Copyright is a tricky mess inCanada. We stress the importance of proper contracts – one of the reasons is that until this week, copyright defaulted to the commissioning party unless otherwise stated. You can read the full release about the new copyright law over on CAPIC’s website.
Three cheers for the people who fought for more than 20 years for us to retain the rights to our own work!