James Kosa

James Kosa is a partner of the firm. He practises information technology and intellectual property law with an emphasis on IT licensing and patents. E-mail: jkosa@dww.com Telephone: 416-941-9733 Download PDF Practice Areas James practices in the areas of information technology … | MORE 

A Leading Canadian IP Case: Electronic Rights of Freelance Authors and Media Neutrality

(Robertson v Thomson Corp, 2006 SCC 43)

Heather Robertson, a Canadian writer, authored two freelance articles that were published in The Globe and Mail newspaper in 1995. The publisher subsequently archived these articles in three electronic databases: two online databases (Info GIobe Online and CPI.Q) and a database stored on CD-ROMs. The online databases allowed users to search and retrieve individual articles stored in the databases, which included articles from other periodicals. The CD-ROMs were also searchable, but articles were presented together with the other articles from the same edition of the same newspaper. | MORE