Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Final Steps toward an Electronic Rights Defence Committiee Settlement

I should have posted this link last week: ERDC notices to members of its class action.

After nearly 16 years, the Electronic Rights Defence Committee case against The Gazette is winding up. The case was against five legal entities, all charged with being implicated in uncompensated, unauthorized electronic publications of work originally published in the Montreal newspaper. The big settlements came a year or so ago, but two parts of the suit--against Hollinger and CEDROM-SNI--have been hanging fire.

Last week, Quebec Superior Court approved notices to members which should lead to settlement with these final defendants. And with any luck, in a few months we should be starting the process of making individual claims in view of paying out the money received in the settlements.

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