The Supreme Court on Monday granted review in a dispute over the long-negotiated settlement between freelance writers and database and news media publishers over copyright compensation for republication of their works. The settlement flowed from a 2001 high court ruling that vindicated freelancers' right to compensation. A lengthy mediation of class action lawsuits followed, resulting in a settlement in 2005 that created an $18 million fund to be distributed to freelancers.
Supreme Court Grants Copyright Case
March 3, 2009