Copyright on photograph of an art work

Unless specified by a contract between an artist and a photographer, the copyright on the photograph of an artwork remains with the photographer, following a 2012 change in the Copyright Act. This means that artists requiring a photographer to take pictures of their artworks must enter into an agreement specifying the authorized uses of these photographs by the artist. RAAV has developed a standard contract for that purpose; it can be obtained on request for free if you are member of either CARFAC, RAAV or a member of Copyright Visual Arts. A fee of 20$ is asked for all others.

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