Canadian Photographers Win Copyright Ownership
I saw this news a couple days ago and had to share it. Canadian photographers, after fighting for 20 years to gain it, now have the same copyright protection granted to them upon creation of their images as US Photographers do.
When you see the photos in this article you will see just how thrilled the photographers there are to gain this right. I believe this also should serve as a reminder to us here in the US just how valuable our copyright is (and we too had to fight for it years back) and why it is so vital that we work to protect it.
I can’t encourage new photographers enough to take the time to learn, understand and protect their hard earned copyright in all of their business affairs. There are a number of good books on the subject, and membership in a professional organization is invaluable if you hope to be successful. (It is after all photographers united through a professional organization and the work they did that resulted in the Canadian victory)