Talk about snail mail. It took 17 years, but checks for ASJA members and others who filed claims in the Tasini vs. New York Times lawsuit finally arrived a little over a month ago. “I kept telling people they would get the money, but no one actually believed me,” half-jokes former ASJA President Randy Dotinga, who served as a point person during the lawsuit, informing members of progress or lack thereof. Along with ASJA, plaintiffs who filed a class action suit for the landmark digital copyright case in 2001 included the Author’s Guild, the National Writers Union and 21 individual freelance writers. Read More.
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