In what circumstances is a journalist not entitled to use the work of a third party to disseminate the same information to the public?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from British Columbia Jockey Club v. Standen, 1983 CanLII 322 (BC SC):

In Scott v. Stanford (1867), L.R. 3 Eq. 718 at p. 724, Wood V.-C. said: No man is entitled to avail himself of the previous labours of another for the purpose of conveying to the public the same information, although he may append additional information to that already published.

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