Canadian Standards Association suing company over electrical code guide it’s published for decades
Joseph Brean | 13/05/07 | Last Updated: 13/05/07 8:47 PM ET
Peter Knight, 85, a retired electrician and electrical inspector, published his first plain-language guide to the Canadian Electrical Code in Vancouver in the 1960s, on a hand-cranked Gestetner.
At the time, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) was glad for help explaining its wiring guidelines amid a construction boom. Eventually, though, the CSA started producing a guide of its own. Mr. Knight, once an ally, became a competitor.
restorecsa.comPeter Knight, circa 1960
Today, the CSA is suing Mr. Knight and his son, Gordon, for violating copyright and the stakes are such that the Calgary-based family business, P.S. Knight Co. Ltd., could be driven into bankruptcy, even if the company prevails in the courts.
The Knights are confident they can win. But after the lawsuit, the inevitable appeals, and even with some legal costs recovered, Peter Knight is sure he’ll see his company ruined and his life’s savings gutted.
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: i think your electrical standards are crap anyway…!
Date: Wed, 08 May 2013 08:59:47 -0700
From: George F Thomson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
if you know anything of copyright! one thing is the csa rules and
another thing is a study original of them…!
you are jerks…!
i think your electrical standards are crap anyway…!
i can write a book on my interpretation of Canada’s Constitution! It is
up to the
readers to know if it is crap or not…!
you are loosers…!
…this is the stupidest law suit i know of in copyright…!!!
I THINK CANADA CSA does not know what they are doing…!
OH, AND “ALLEGEDLY” VIOLATING A COPYRIGHT…! http://www.psknight.com/
On top of all this, the electrical code for “wood housing” is “crap” and technically a “joke”…!
FOLKS COME TO CANADA, they do not know what a “copyright” is, nor what analysis work is…!!!
AND FOR USA, THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT COPYRIGHT IS EITHER…! For USA the main content copyright does not count, for a re-edition of an expired copyright! A mere difference added, changes the copyright!
They do not know the difference with a edition of a live persons Book and a dead mans one…! In a dead mans book, the first claimed copyright on paper is the only one, not a re-print, and no matter the content, but the main content…! That is what you pay for a copyright!
DO NOT TRY AN PAY FOR A COPYRIGHT IN THE UK…! There is no such a thing! THEY ARE SCARED OF “BOOKS”…!
DO NOT PUBLISH A BOOK FROM OVER-SEAS IN VENEZUELA! What for? They are really crap more so since Chavez…!
USA AND CANADA, where did you go to School…???