Wednesday, May 07, 2008

grannies rage over unfair contracts

(image courtesy Straight Goods)

Canada's media conglomerates may feel comfortable introducing new contracts against the wishes of their freelancing industry partners, but are they prepared to answer to their grandmothers on the issue?

Straight Goods yesterday reported on a protest at the National Arts Centre by the Raging Grannies.

The Grannies rallied in support of freelance writers, and against the recent appearance of new contracts demanding complete rights transfer, including a waiver of moral rights. All of Canada's writer organizations have spoken out against these contracts. To see the response from the Professional Writers Association of Canada, go to this press release.

(cross-posted at

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