Journal stops demanding moral rights of its own employees

The Journal de Montréal has stopped a practice of demanding that its employees sign draconian rights waivers when doing additional freelance work, which require the waiver of moral rights, among others.

Whether an author can waive moral rights in the first place is a legal debate that hasn’t happened yet, but this is a good sign. Hopefully other media will follow and be a bit more fair in their freelance contracts.

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