ACTRA members have voted 78 per cent in favour of ratifying the 2017-2020 National Commercial Agreement (NCA)

ACTRA members have voted 78 per cent in favour of ratifying the 2017-2020 National Commercial Agreement (NCA). The settlement provides for a new single Digital Media Use fee payable on all commercials produced for or moved over to Digital Media. The agreement also promotes new work opportunities for performers in low-budget digital media commercials with the ACTRAonline Opportunity Pilot Project. All rates and fees, with the exception of the Pilot Project will increase by six per cent over three years, commencing with a two per cent increase effective Aug. 5.

In a case that could set a precedent for online news sites, Le Soleil, Le Devoir and La Presse have won a court injunction preventing political news website from publishing excerpts of their stories online. The newspapers argued that La Dose was profiting financially by aggregating headlines and lead paragraphs from their news stories, even though they linked to the original stories. La Dose is appealing the injunction.