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Globe and Robertson Settle Copyright Class Action

The Globe and Mail and Heather Robertson have settled their 13 year old fight over the rights of freelance writers and the use of their work in electronic databases.  The case went to the Supreme Court of Canada, where a divided court ruled in favour of Robertson.  The case has now settled, with the Globe agreeing to pay the freelancers $11 million.

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  1. Seems we can count on the SCC sometimes….
    …To provide justice when the big businesses are downright ignorant.

    Had it been reversed, the paper would have crushed the freelancers in less than 6 months with IP and copyright legislation.

    Sad that the case had to go on as long as it did to get justice.