Tuesday, December 6, 2005, Robertson v. Globe and Mail opens at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Years ago Heather Robertson sold first serial rights to a story to the Globe. The Globe appropriated the electronic rights without payment or permission and began offering them for sale on its digital services.
So simple a transgression has required a decade of legal action by a class action group representing all freelancers who have ever had their rights abused by their publishers. Heather keeps winning, but the delaying tactics never end. Finally it has reached the highest court.
Good luck Heather. More tomorrow.