Amazon EC2 enables customer created tags to be included during image copy
Starting today, Amazon EC2 enables customer created tags to be included during Amazon Machine Image (AMI) CopyImage operations. This feature aims to reduce customer burden if you want to employ the same tags across all your copied AMIs. Previously, when you created a copy of an AMI, any tags you created for that AMI did not get copied over to the new AMI. You had to apply the tags to the new AMI manually after it was created if you wanted to replicate the same tags from the original AMI.