Post Tagged with: "vanoc"

B.C. Musician Upset Over VANOC’s Control of Song Rights

A B.C. musician has voiced her objection to VANOC's demands that she sign away all her rights in order for the Olympic organization to even consider her song for use during the upcoming Games.  After submitting the song, organizers responded with a contract requring her to give up ownership and […]

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December 17, 2009 14 comments Must Reads

IOC Approves Athlete Blogging Policy for Vancouver 2010 Games

The Sports Journalists' Association reports that the International Olympic Committee has issued a four-page guide that permits the athlete blogs at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.  The rules include a broad range of restrictions, including no sound, video, photographs of Olympic action or medal ceremonies, no interviews or news about […]

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May 14, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

VANOC Uses Copyright To Target Ticket Re-Seller

The CBC reports that Vancouver Olympic organizers have filed suit against a B.C. ticket re-seller.  Without a ticket re-sale law in the province, VANOC is using copyright and consumer protection legislation.

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March 19, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

VANOC Seeks to Trademark Part of O’Canada

When the Canadian government introduced overbroad and unnecessary legislation to protect Olympic marks, the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee claimed that the legislation was necessary to guard against ambush marketing.  Fresh off that legislative win, VANOC is now going for more gold.  The Globe and Mail reports that it has applied […]

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September 25, 2008 4 comments News

What the Spring Legislation Might Mean, Part One

Common Ground has a great article by Vancouver artist Kimberly Baker focusing on the impact of Bill C-47, the recently enacted Olympic marks bill (thanks Nicolas).

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August 2, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads