Nunavut All Arts

An open group for sharing information and opportunities for any and all arts and artists of Nunavut.

Only rules are..
1) Play nice... respect everyone's opinion.
2) Defame no one (No liable or slander.) (see below)
Such posts will be removed by the admins...
Members who persist may be removed by the admins..
4) You must use your true identity to post.
5) You must follow Canada's "fair dealing" rules when postings works not of your own creation. (see below)

No liable or slander
"....The common law protects every person from harm to their reputation by false and derogatory remarks about their person, known as defamation.
In addition, all Canadian provinces have libel/slander legislation (defamation includes slander and libel, where slander is verbal defamation and libel is printed defamation)...."
[...]
"...Citizens are entitled to make fair comment on matters of public interest without fear of defamation claims. A good example of this is a letter to the editor on a matter of public concern. The author of the remarks may even go so far as to presume motives on the part of the person who's actions are being criticized provided only that the imputation of motives is reasonable under the circumstances. The rule of thumb is that the fair comment must reflect an honestly held opinion based on proven fact and not motivated by malice. It should be noted, however, that some provinces have enacted laws which give their citizens varying rights to fair comment...."
[...]
"...cited as definitive on defamation is Gatley on Libel and Slander who wrote this, as was adopted in Thomas v CBC 1981 4 WWR 289:

"The gist of the torts of libel and slander is the publication of matter (usually words) conveying a defamatory imputation. A defamatory imputation is one to a man's discredit, or which tends to lower him in the estimation of others, or to expose him to hatred, contempt or ridicule, or to injure his reputation in his office, trade or profession, or to injure his financial credit. The standard of opinion is that of right-thinking persons generally. To be defamatory an imputation need have no actual effect on a person's reputation; the law looks only to its tendency. A true imputation may still be defamatory, although its truth may be a defence to an action brought on it; conversely untruth alone does not render an imputation defamatory." ..."
http://www.duhaime.org/LegalResources/TortPersonalInjury/LawArticle-76/Defamation.aspx

Canada's "fair dealing" rules
Fair Dealing Definition:
A limited exception to the exclusivity of intellectual property allowing fair critique or private study use of the protected material, and with appropriate acknowledgement.
"Fair dealing for the purpose of research or private study does not infringe copyright.

"Fair dealing for the purpose of criticism or review does not infringe copyright if the following are mentioned (a) the source; and (b) if given in the source, the name of the author, in the case of a work, performer, in the case of a performer’s performance, maker, in the case of a sound recording, or broadcaster, in the case of a communication signal.

"Fair dealing for the purpose of news reporting does not infringe copyright if the following are mentioned (a) the source; and (b) if given in the source, the name of the author, in the case of a work, performer, in the case of a performer’s performance, maker, in the case of a sound recording, or broadcaster, in the case of a communication signal."
http://www.duhaime.org/LegalDictionary/F/FairDealing.aspx

All opinions expressed in this group are those of the individual posting said message only and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the moderator/publisher/owner of the group or its other members.

Members who post to this group retain their copyright but grant a non-exclusive license to others to forward any message posted here. They also grant the group moderator/publisher/owner permission to maintain an archive or approve the archiving of messages/posting.

PUBLIC STATEMENTS by (GNWT, GN / YUKON / GC) EMPLOYEES

81. GNWT employees are free to comment on public issues; however, they must not use their position in Government to lend weight to the public expression of their personal opinions.
82. More specifically, employees of the GNWT:
a) must exercise caution when making comments that are critical of Government policies, and be aware that they may lend more weight to those comments as a result of their position and/or level of seniority in the GNWT;
b) in making public comments, must not jeopardize the perception of impartiality in the performance of their duties;
c) shall not release information that is not generally available to the public; and
d) proposing to publicly criticize a policy or direction with which they are involved, shall obtain the written permission of the Deputy Head prior to making such public comment...."

Other employees of other organizations should have checked with their 'powers that be' to sort anything out before saying something that gets them fired....

“The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret ballot or by equivalent free voting procedures."
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 21

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“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” (US President James Madison)

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