Consistent readers will recall my copyright battles, which one increasingly wins. Well, we’re winning again: The Globe and Mail has yet again lost in our continuing class-action lawsuit concerning unauthorized reproduction and resale of freelance articles. You will recall that I was the first freelancer known to have received the paper’s contract that attempted to extort my rights.

At some point the Globe will be forced to acknowledge that the facts, two court rulings, and U.S. precedent (in the form of Tasini v. New York Times, a substantially similar case) are all working against them, and throw in the towel. They can take it to the Supremes if they want; the Court may refuse to hear their appeal, but, based on the American experience, even if the appeal is heard, we’ll win.

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None. I quit.

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