Got a photo that tells part of the Burlington story - send it in and give up any rights you had to the picture.

News 100 redBy Staff

May 19th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

As part of Canada’s 150 celebration, the City of Burlington is calling upon its residents to submit photos that capture Burlington’s iconic landmarks, including the beautiful lakefront and escarpment.

150 photo exhibitResidents are asked to submit their photos on Instagram and Twitter by including the hashtag: #BurlON150.

The submission period will run until Monday, June 19, 2017.

Selected photos will be published across social media (on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Credit will be given to the photo via username or full name, if available).

Visit burlington.ca/BurlON150  – for more information where you will learn that photos must be in a ‘square’ format (1080 by 1080 px if editing in Photoshop prior to submission).

Then the zinger – By submitting a photo, you release all ownership interest, right, copyright you have to the photo(s). Credit will be given to the photo via username or full name (if available).

The artists in town aren’t going to like this one bit.

The Mayor reminds us that “We know Burlington is a top place to live for many reasons, chief among them is its natural beauty and countless amenities and events. We’re asking residents to showcase Burlington for all to see.”

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3 comments to Got a photo that tells part of the Burlington story – send it in and give up any rights you had to the picture..

  • Ellen

    My husband is a photographer and would love to be able to submit to this. However, because we choose not to be on social media, we are prevemted from entering. Not everyone is a fan of social media and its penchant for requiring personal details and there should be an alternative means of entry rather than barring a portion of the population from such as this.

  • Jim Riley

    “ By submitting a photo, you release all ownership interest, right, copyright you have to the photo(s). Credit will be given to the photo via username or full name (if available).” 

    City Hall is breaking the Canadian Copyright and Moral Right laws. The city may not “own” an artist’s image. The city may licence the image with each artist(regardless of professional status) The artist’s moral rights prevent the city from altering any image submitted such as cropping without specific permission.

    Despite several meetings with Donna Kell and Angella Paparazzo the staff at city hall continues this immoral and illegal action. Assigning credit to the full name or other name submitted by the artist is appropriate but the city may only licence the image.

  • Jim Riley

    “ We do use pictures that we find on the internet and consider them available for anyone to use.”

    I have taken several copyright workshops over the years. The last from Alexandra Peterson in 2015 via CARFAC. The latest Copyright laws do deal with images from the internet and ownership.

    1/ Ownership of copyright in photograph recent change. Whomever takes the photograph is the copyright owner.

    2/ Photographs or images published online are still copyright protected and the person who takes the photograph is the copyright owner.

    3/ PUBLIC DOMAINE
    Copyright expire 75 years after death of the artist. Users must get a licence from the artist’s estate until that time.

    3/ FAIR DEALING
    – images may be used for research, satire, must be fair as to the use of the image such as criticism, review or news reporting.
    Who may use Fair Dealing?….educational, institutions, libraries function under Fair Dealing.

    The Burlington Gazette may try to function under Fair Dealing but the frequency of the use of the same image from the artist photographer and taken from the Internet may be challenged (new law came into effect November 12, 2015). The Burlington Gazette is probably not protected when taking an image from the internet and using it for news reporting.

    4/ PUBLIC DOMAINE
    Canadian Copyright expire 75 years after death of the artist. Until that date a licence must be obtained from the artist’s estate.

    NEW EXCEPTIONS new exceptions as of Nov 12, 2015
    1/ back up copies
    2/ tape tv show to watch later
    3/ non commercial user generated content from:
    -Youtube exception
    -smash up videos
    -if only for non commercial purposes but you must give credit to source.

    SOCIAL MEDIA(facebook, instagram, twitter)
    Facebook licence is just for Facebook. People should not copy from Facebook thinking that it is public domain. Copyright is still with the artist.

    Facebook has terms & use where give Facebook use of image as part of joining rules.

    Twitter gives world wide non exclusive use of image without compensation to the artist when you join Twitter.

    Instagram does not claim ownership so you retain copyright but you provide permission and royalty free, non exclusive.

    Instagram may do whatever you want with your content