ROCKER, ZOOMER MAGAZINE PHOTOG CALLS FOR COPYRIGHT LAW CHANGES
Sep 18, 2018
By Bob Komsic
Canadian music icon and Zoomer magazine photographer Bryan Adams wants the law changed to help those thinking of writing a song or book.
Under Canada’s Copyright Act, those who give the copyright to their work to a publishing house or record company cannot get it back until 25 years … after … they die.
(The Canadian Press)
Adams has told a Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, ”Twenty-five years is plenty of time for copyright to be exploited … authors could see a further financial benefit from their work in their lifetime … this is the single, probably most efficient subsidy to Canadian creators with no additional cost to the taxpayers at all.”
He says musicians in the U.S. can recover copyright control 35 years after signing them over.
Adams, who’s due to release his next record in January, says any change to the law would likely not give him any significant benefit but would help those just starting out.