Thankfully it’s a lot easier than it was on past models, which involved connecting your camera to the computer, figuring out a not so friendly software, ect. Today’s cameras make it a lot easier – especially the touch screen on the Canon 5D Mk IV:
To change copyright info in my Canon, I go to Copyright information in the yello wrench menu and tap on screen 5. The touchscreen on the Mk IV makes that a breeze, however the thumb wheel scrolls through the menus, the top wheel scrolls through their screens.
Start by entering the author’s name. This is step 1. If you already did this last year, you can skip this step, since the information will not have changed. I do this with every camera I rent as well.
In my case the name is still here from 2016. If you already had it, you don’t need to change it, but it’ nice to know where to go to add the name of the copyright holder. Both parts are important if you change copyright info, this one just does not have to be changed every year.
Step 2: Enter Copyright details. That’s everything else in your copyright notice – that’s not your name. It should read “Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.“
All you need to do here is to erase the 6 (touch the space behind the number and touch the trash icon). Now add a 7. Voila, you’ve changed your copyright info 2016 to 2017.
Tap display copyright info to check what the changed copyright info will look like. (And don’t give me grief about the sand on my camera, I just got back from shooting on the beach – I’m gonna blow it out in a minute :)
And there you have it! That wasn’t as bad as on the Mk II. Check your camera manufacturers documentation for how to do this on your camera.
“According to the US Copyright Office Circular 3, that [ a ‘c’ between brackets or (c)] is not an acceptable form. The only designations of ‘copyright‘ which are acceptable to the US Copyright Office are: the symbol © (letter C in a circle), the word ‘Copyright‘, or the abbreviation ‘Copr.‘” HT for pointing out that …
I change copyright info in my camera to read Copyright, instead of (c), you just need to be careful, since you may get the limit of the IPTC field length with this – this was true on my 5D Mk II.
I’ve based this post on how to change copyright info on the equipment, services and software that I use. If you use other cameras and software please take a moment to tell us how to change the © info in the comments below.
Are there any other places that you change your copyright notice in your workflow?