Let's imagine someone wants to use a photograph of a very old painting in their movie or television show (or, what the heck, in a book) - under Canadian law, do they need permission from the photographer or other owner of the photograph?
I sometimes wonder whether lawyers in other practice areas get questions that can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no". I envy those lawyers. Let's say you come across a great photograph of an Old Master (say, the Mona Lisa) or even something more ancient (say, a Roman fresco). And you want to use that photograph in your movie, TV show or even in a book you're planning on publishing.
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