On Jul 27, 2012, at 8:14 AM, Anthony <wikim...@inbox.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 3:35 AM, Ray Saintonge <sainto...@telus.net> wrote:
>> I don't see that joint authorship enters into this at all. I think it's safe
>> to assume that the one holding the camera is the one making the creative
>> decisions about the photos.
> Then continue to advise people that they are the sole owner of a
> photograph just because they clicked the shutter.
> My advice is that the law isn't that simple, and that blanket
> statements of that type are quite often incorrect.

To the degree that we can advise people at all on copyright, it is safe to say 
that at the point someone clicked the shutter they were the sole owner of any 
copyright.  Considering just this moment in time, it is far, far more likely 
that there is no copyright created at all than that a joint authorship 
situation is created. However, many things can occur after this point in time 
which will result in a work with joint authorship. 

Birgitte SB

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