An Open Letter to Transcontinental by Jay Teitel

  Dear Transcontinental Media: In the past decade or so online theft of intellectual property has become not just a problem, but a cause celebre, with a lot of people who should know better claiming that all information belongs to everyone, gratis, and that appropriating a piece of writing a professional writer has executed, and […]

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 6:00 am by story board · 4 Comments · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Transcontinental Media responds

Last month we told you about the new Transcontinental Media contributor agreement, an agreement that demands full copyright from freelancers as well as a waiver of moral rights. Story Board requested an interview with TC Media Senior Vice President Pierre Marcoux to ask about the reasons behind the changes to their agreement. We were granted […]

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 9:15 am by story board · 4 Comments · Tagged with: , , , ,

From the Toronto Star to Transcon…freelancers unite!

Yesterday, magazine writer and author Ann Douglas wrote a post for Story Board explaining why she quit her column for the Toronto Star. The tremendous response to her post – in the blog comments, on Facebook and on Twitter – proves how fed up freelancers are with the unfair contracts being imposed by publishers. Yes, publishers are […]

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 9:15 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Transcontinental Media agreement expands copyright demands

There’s a new Transcontinental Media contributor agreement and it’s not going to bring writers any joy. The publisher, whose most popular titles include Elle Canada, Canadian Living, Style at Home, The Hockey News and Vancouver Magazine, has made significant changes to the 2009 version of their agreement – an agreement that led to a boycott […]

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 9:00 am by story board · 5 Comments · Tagged with: , , , , ,