Are publishers delaying the magazines best practices guide?

With the recent uproar over freelance contracts, the time seems ripe for change in the Canadian magazine industry. Last year Story Board reported on the long-awaited best practices guide for the magazine industry, a set of guidelines that could help establish professional standards for magazine freelancers, editors and publishers. The document has been in the […]

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 9:05 am by editor · 5 Comments · Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Intellectual property lawyer responds to TC Media agreement

The new Transcontinental Media contributor agreement has raised a furor among freelancers over the past few weeks. TC Media, which publishes a variety of magazines including Canadian Living, Elle Canada, and The Hockey News, has increased the copyright demands in its new agreement and requires contributors to waive their moral rights. This week Story Board contacted Warren Sheffer — […]

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 9:15 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , ,

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 editor · 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 editor · 4 Comments · 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 editor · 5 Comments · Tagged with: , , , , ,