Canadian Publishers Pay $8M To Settle Freelancer Suit

Law360, New York (May 12, 2011, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A Canadian court has approved a CA$7.9 million ($8.2 million) settlement for a class of freelance writers who accused Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. and other publishers of distributing their work in online databases without permission, the plaintiffs said Thursday.

Judge Carolyn J. Horkins signed off on the deal in the copyright infringement dispute on May 2, ruling that the settlement with Toronto Star, magazine publisher Rogers Publishing Ltd., database companies Cedrom-SNI Inc. and ProQuest Information, and Learning LLC were fair and reasonable to the class members....
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