The Robertson v. Thomson case, heard December 6, 2005, has been ordered for a re-hearing. See the Order from the Supreme Court of Canada (April 7, 2006).
This well-known copyright case regards a freelance writer whose articles were published in the newspaper and then subsequently reproduced in three electronic formats (online, CD-ROM, and electronic index), which she said were not covered by her copyright agreement. When this case first came out in the Ontario courts, I believe news publishers pulled articles by freelance writers from their online services until such time as an updated copyright agreement could be put . . . [more]