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It Took 17 Years: Freelancers Receive $9 Million in Copyright Suit

The suit came about shortly after the journalist Jonathan Tasini and five co-plaintiffs won a similar case in the Supreme Court.Photo Jonathan Tasini, center, and the actor and writer Michael Imperioli walk the picket line for the striking Writers Guild of America in 2007. Credit Chip East/Reuters “The argument that we made was the writers got paid for one-time use,” said Mr. Gleick, who worked as a reporter and editor for The Times for 10 years. “We sued The Times because they sold copyrighted work by not just their staff, but also freelance writers. And the correct thing to do would have been to ask the freelance…

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