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Montreal freelancers’ day in court

By Op-Ed Editor | February 7, 2008

The Electronic Rights Defence Committee is a group of Montreal writers and journalists. Years ago, they refused to let electronic rights to their work be appropriated without payment or permission by the Montreal Gazette. Their longstanding class action against the Gazette and its owners, the Southam chain and its corporate successors, resembles the “Heather Robertson” class action against the Toronto Globe & Mail and Thomson Corp. The ERDC case is finally heading to a court room.

If you will be in Montreal Feb 25-27, you could drop by the Palais de Justice to support the ERDC. Details to follow.

We hear the Robertson case is also back in court soon. Robertson’s 2006 Supreme Court of Canada victory was only on some preliminary motions; the case can now go to trial.

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