In a letter sent to political parties today, representatives from CBC, Radio Canada, CTV, Rogers, and Shaw — which owns Global Television — said they would no longer air political advertisements that include material taken from their airwaves without their express authorization.
“As news organizations, the use of our content in political advertisements without our express consent may compromise our journalistic independence and call into question our journalistic ethics, standards and objectivity,” the broadcasters wrote. (see here)
Did the Media Party make this fair use decision after being asked to by the Liberals and what other secret deals are being or have already been made?
Update: CBC now admits being influenced by the Liberals to ban these political ads by the Conservative Party:
Last year, Liberal MP Stéphane Dion sent a letter to Elections Canada complaining about Conservative ads that used material from the Huffington Post and CTV to attack Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
In the letter, Dion said the ads contained “unauthorized use of copyrighted materials” in violation of Canadian copyright laws.