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Apr 26, 2011 01:19 |  #226

As with everyone else, would love to know how this turned out... and if McDonalds kicked in a few extra bucks for all the Big Macs and chicken nuggets they sold after everyone read this!




  
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Apr 27, 2011 15:39 |  #227

mritchy wrote in post #12291801 (external link)
In my business law class today at SMU we discussed this very issue and concluded that in modern day,
images are automatically copyrighted upon creation. It is not a necessity to file with the copyright office.

Ask next time about what damages per se are, why that it an advantage when litigating, and how filing a (C) impacts that process.

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Apr 29, 2011 09:32 |  #228

S.Horton wrote in post #12304559 (external link)
Ask next time about what damages per se are, why that it an advantage when litigating, and how filing a (C) impacts that process.

Ditto, you only got a small portion of what you really need to know about copyright. And the information you did get will leave you in a very vulnerable position if you follow that advice alone.


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Apr 29, 2011 09:54 |  #229

So would it be wise for even an amateur photographer to copyright images? Is there anything that needs to happen prior to copyrighting the images? i.e.: have a legal business entity, insurance, etc?

I would hate for something like this to happen to me, even though I do not get paid for my work.

Who knows though...an image I took last year could end up being sold for millions in 20 years!


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Apr 29, 2011 10:08 |  #230

Copyright them under your name and if you feel that someday you might fetch a good price for your work, gather a batch together and copyright them.


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Apr 29, 2011 15:02 |  #231

All you need to register is the images, $35, and the time to file it. Anyone can file. In fat, for $35, you can register all the images you have ever take if so inclined. If you are going to send in a registration for some, why not include them all? Then register only the new ones every three months and you're covered. There is no need to try to determine whats worth registering and whats not, since you can do them all at the same time for the same price.

For a professional, its very important. For a non-professional, it really depends. But for $35 a year, registering everything you shot that year is probably not a bad 'insurance policy' for someone that shoots a lot of images and posts them on-line.


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Apr 30, 2011 21:46 |  #232

What if the picture was copyrighted after it was stolen? If you copyright once a year, someone could steal it before you copyrighted it.

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Apr 30, 2011 21:50 |  #233

The picture is copyrighted at the time the picture is actually taken. You can later register that copyright.


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Apr 30, 2011 22:16 |  #234
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Is there an electronic copyright site for Canada?


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Apr 30, 2011 22:22 |  #235

Rivest wrote in post #12324764 (external link)
What if the picture was copyrighted after it was stolen? If you copyright once a year, someone could steal it before you copyrighted it.

..?

You have 90 days to register after publication.


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May 02, 2011 06:38 |  #236

Rivest wrote in post #12324764 (external link)
What if the picture was copyrighted after it was stolen? If you copyright once a year, someone could steal it before you copyrighted it.

..?

There is that risk. But I would guess most amateurs don't register at all. If they do it once a year, at $35, they are in far better shape than not.

Ideally, you want to register you images before publishing them to anyone (internet, client, website, etc). But that would be cost prohibitive for those not doing this as a profession. Alternatively, registering it every 90 days makes sense, but you would need to track whats been published and what isn't for the purpose of registration. That may end up being two registrations, one for published images, and another for unpublished. Easier if you do it for each project as unregistered, and build that cost into each quote you make to clients.


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May 02, 2011 14:07 |  #237

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Is there an electronic copyright site for Canada?

Nope, in Canada there is no requirement to register your copyright.


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May 02, 2011 17:46 |  #238

Correct me if I misunderstood what I read, but in Canada, isn't there some scenarios where the photographer doesn't automatically own the copyright?


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May 02, 2011 18:25 |  #239
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bdpaco wrote in post #12335050 (external link)
Correct me if I misunderstood what I read, but in Canada, isn't there some scenarios where the photographer doesn't automatically own the copyright?

If shooting under a contract there it is stated otherwise?


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May 02, 2011 22:20 |  #240

From what I was lead to believe in various discussions with pro photographers in Canada, unless otherwise agreed to, the person who commissions the photographs (client, employer, etc) owns the copyright. Pretty much the opposite of here in the US.


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