New freelance contract causing a stir

Transcontinental Media has recently introduced a revised contract for freelance writers who work for one of its many publications.

The new contract is dated June 2009 and contains a number of new provisions that control ownership of a writer’s work.

Check out magazine consultant D.B. Scott’s Canadian Magazines blog for a great rundown on the  various new clauses in the contract and to take a look at a copy of the agreement freelancers are now asked to sign.

Transcon publishes consumer magazines Canadian Living, Homemakers, More and Hockey News among others.