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Ottawa paid $2K settlement after consulate shared copyrighted image

Media | 11/16/2018 5:11 pm EST

The federal government paid a $2,000 settlement to a Barrie, Ontario photographer, according to the 2018 public accounts, because bureaucrats shared a copyrighted image on a government Facebook page. A spokesperson from the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada confirmed the issue was regarding the reproduction of a work by photographer Don Komarechka in 2016, and that the matter never went to court – although the official didn't provide further details. But according...