CBC sues the Conservative party over copyright, ‘moral rights’ of journalists

“The CBC is suing the Conservative party, claiming its use of excerpts from the broadcaster violated the “moral rights” of news anchor Rosemary Barton and reporter John Paul Tasker.

The excerpts — which included video taken at this week’s English-language leaders debate — were used on a Conservative party website and on Twitter.

In the copyright infringement lawsuit, the CBC is asking for an injunction restraining the Tories from using the material as well as a declaration that the party “violated the moral rights of the applicants, Rosemary Barton and John Paul Tasker, who are the authors and performers of the copyright-protected material.”

Barton, co-anchor of The National program, and Tasker, CBC’s Parliamentary bureau reporter, are named along with the CBC as applicants bringing the action.”

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