When your recording isn’t yours
Former Toronto Sun editorial page editor and columnist Rob Granatstein was in sole possession of a recording from a 2010 editorial board meeting at which then-Toronto city councillor Rob Ford allegedly made libellous comments. Those remarks are now the subject of a lawsuit. What to do with the recording?
In 2010, Toronto Sun editorial page editor and columnist Rob Granatstein recorded an editorial board meeting with Rob Ford, who was a Toronto city councillor at the time.
Now Toronto mayor, Ford is the subject of a libel suit for comments he allegedly made during this meeting.
This week, Granatstein, who is now senior producer and director of Canada.com, relistened to the recording – the only recording – of what was said.
On the website this morning, he wrote about what he legally could do with the tape:
“As it turns out, that tape isn’t mine, every lawyer agreed on that fact. Under the Copyright Act, even though I taped the meeting on my recorder, then took it home and put it on my home computer because I thought it might come in handy down the road, the tape belonged to the Toronto Sun, my former employer.”
Read Granatstein’s full article here.