Photography Hall of Shame New Inductee

We’ve added two new inductees into our growing Photography Hall of Shame this week. Here’s one more: (send tips on future inductees to flash@popphoto.com)Canadian Federal Government’s Copyright law (see section 3, paragraph 2) As it pertains to photography, Canada’s copyright law favors the person that commissioned the photos, not the photographer (unless an agreement stating otherwise is made). Photographers’ work is also not protected in the same way as other artists’ work (which is protected

We've added two new inductees into our growing Photography Hall of Shame this week. Here's one more: (send tips on future inductees to flash@popphoto.com)
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Canadian Federal Government's Copyright law** (see section 3, paragraph 2) As it pertains to photography, Canada's copyright law favors the person that commissioned the photos, not the photographer (unless an agreement stating otherwise is made). Photographers' work is also not protected in the same way as other artists' work (which is protected for the life of the artist plus fifty years after his or her death). A photo only remains in the copyright of the photographer for fifty years after the date the photo was taken. Any Hope? Thankfully, yes. Amendments proposed to go through parliament this spring that address these concerns.(Scroll down to the "photography issues" section.)
(Nominated by Brian Tremblay from Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada)
—Kathleen Davis
Assistant Editor