Photos are for one time use while you are the active / co-listed agent on the listing and cannot be transferred to another Real Estate agent. If publishing in magazines photo credit ‘iSparks Solutions’. Images cannot be given to or sold to the home owner or anyone other than yourself.
Copyright of the images belongs to the Photographer, Copyright Act, c. C-42, Canadian Copyright Act. Thank you for hiring our photography services, the photos will be licensed to you to use to market the property on MLS, Matrix, DDF feeds, social media and magazines (with photo credit), we wish you a successful sale and we will support you in this goal.
Canadian Copyright Act c, C-42
“Until 2012, the Canadian Copyright Act discriminated against freelance photographers because it did not automatically recognize their ownership over the work they created in the course of their employment.
Due in part to CAPIC and PPOC’s lobbying activities with the federal government, Bill C-11, an Act to amend the Copyright Act, voted at third reading and signed by the Governor General in June 2012, rectifies part of this injustice. The new Copyright Act came into force on November 7, 2012.
Given that the legislation is subject to certain exceptions, and that it is quite complex to enforce, CAPIC still recommends that its members continue to use standard agreements and other tools made available to them to protect their copyrights.
The Canadian Copyright Act was amended on November 7, 2012. In Canada, copyrights are protected by the Copyright Act, c. C-42. Since November 7, 2012, the Canadian Act finally grants ownership of the copyright to professional freelance photographers for work created in the course of their employment.
The Copyright Act was amended in the Spring of 2012, under Bill C-11, rectifying the injustice that prevailed hitherto, while the copyright of photographs that were ordered belonged to the client by default.
Canadian photographers are now, by default, the first owners of the copyright of the images they produce, as are illustrators, musicians, painters, and writers with their respective work. This applies to both photographs commissioned and paid by a client, and to photographs taken for non-commercial purposes.
Therefore, photographers no longer have to sign an agreement with their client stating that they are the first owner of the copyright; the Act now guarantees ownership by default.”
“A copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to authors of “original works of authorship.” This includes literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other creative works. Material not protected by copyright (or otherwise protected) is available for use by anyone without the author’s consent. A copyright holder can prevent others from copying, performing or otherwise using the work without his or her consent.”
In summary, copyright protection is automatic in Canada when you create an original work. However, because there are so many people who copy works without permission, you may want to take additional steps to let them know your work is copyrighted. Reference
How do you protect your copyright?
The bad news is that there are many people out there who don’t understand the concept of copyright or don’t wish to acknowledge copyright. To protect your copyright, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) recommends that you mark and register your work. Reference