Law

Mar 19, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Toronto Star and Transcontinental Media are getting push  back from Canadian writers’ organizations over new contracts that writers say removes copyright as well as moral rights from the creator. Toronto writer Paula Last reports. 

Sep 01, 2010 - Posted by Dana Lacey
The Toronto Sun has been accused of plagiarizing a Maple Leaf blog's translation of an article written in Czech...

Apr 15, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
The Electronic Rights Defence Committee (ERDC) has announced that a group of freelance writers won authorization from the Quebec Superior Court to pursue a class action law suit against the Montreal Gazette, Canwest and other related companies for republishing freelance articles in the Infomart database without compensation to the writers. The ERDC...
Dec 22, 2006 - Posted by Dean Jobb
Backgrounder
You can't print that ... or can you? Copyright law gives writers and artists control over how their works and used, but there are exceptions for publishing excerpts and using material in the classroom. Find out more.
Dec 22, 2006 - Posted by Dean Jobb
News
Databases compiled by newspapers and other publishers cannot reproduce freelance work without the agreement of writers, photographers and illustrators, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in October 2006. It is a partial victory for writer Heather Robertson, who launched a class action suit in 1996 against The Globe and Mail and its then-owner - Thomson Corporation - for copyright infringement. Read the ruling.
Dec 21, 2006 - Posted by Dean Jobb
Backgrounder
In the simplest terms, "copyright" means "the right to copy." Only the owner of copyright – usually the creator of the work – can produce or reproduce the work, or permit anyone else to do so. Copyright law rewards and protects your creative endeavour by giving you the sole right to publish or use your work in any number of ways. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office, an agency of Industry Canada, offers a guide to understanding copyright law.
Oct 23, 2006 - Posted by Dean Jobb
Feature
Who holds the right to secondary publication of articles stored in an online database -- the publisher or the author? Adrienne Macintosh explores the issue in the Ryerson Review of Journalism.
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