Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, June 29, 2015

CBC Claims Political Party Has Infringed Its Copyright By Using News Clips In Ad

The University of Ottawa Law School's Michael Geist discusses a Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) demand that the (Canadian) Conservative Party stop airing an ad that included clips from a CBC interview between a network reporter and Liberal MP Justin Trudeau (son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau). The CBC claims that the party infringed network copyright by using the clips. Interesting post, as are all Professor Geist's commentaries at his blog Michael Geist. 

HuffPo reports that the CBC has also asked YouTube and Facebook to take down the ad from the Conservative Party's social media.

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