Reintroduced copyright bill includes important changes for Canadian photographers

The Harper Government has reintroduced a bill to amend Canada’s Copyright Act. The government says the Copyright Modernization Act will ensure that Canadian copyright laws are “modern, flexible, and in line with current international standards”. The bill also includes changes that will make photographers the first owner of copyright on their photographs, which will be protected for 50 years after the death of the photographer. People who commission photographs will still be able to make personal or non-commercial use of the photos unless there is a contract that specifies otherwise.

To read more about the proposed changes please visit: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ic1.nsf/eng/06803.html