Taking photos is part of my job in producing great content for my readers. While most media outlets have properly credited me for my work, there have been cases where it has been not. In one example, my photo was used as part of restaurant’s ad on a deal site.
PHOTOGRAPHS ARE PROTECTED COPYRIGHT WORKS
According to Food Bloggers of Canada, photographs are protected just like any other artistic works such as sculptures, paintings, drawings and engravings under the Canadian Copyright Act. Whether you take the photo on your smart phone or with your camera, that image is protected under Canadian copyright law. Futhermore, once a photograph is taken it is automatically protected by copyright. There is no need to register it or even use a copyright symbol on it
If you would like to use any of my photos from this blog or my social media (especially Instagram), please use Areta Wong and/or Foodgressing.com as the image credit. You can also contact me for more information.
Thanks for your interest in using my photos!