CIPPIC submission on Bill S-20 re photographers and copyright

| October 20, 2003
CIPPIC filed a submission on Bill S-20, a private member's bill that seeks to give photographers and portrait artists the same rights in copyright as other creators have, in the case of commissioned works. CIPPIC identified an important interest that was apparently unrepresented in the legislative process - that of consumers and subjects of photographic and other works. In its submission, CIPPIC reviewed the rationale behind the section, the marketplace changes that call for a rethinking of the rule, and the existing consumer protections outside the Copyright Act. On the basis of this analysis, CIPPIC recommended a two-part solution that aims to respond to the needs of both photographers and consumers. PDF version HTML version