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High Court Rules in favor of free-lancers. Writers who sold their work for print have been finding it in use on the web. The courts decided that since the contracts were for print publications that did not give the publisher the right to use them online. The courts found in favor of the writers saying they had the right to decide who could publish their work online.

This is big news and has been fairly big debate in the online vs. print world. Many book publishers are saying they have the rights to print an Author's book online which puts new ePublishers out of the game and keeps the big tradtional companies in the publishing power. This sets a precedence however and will certainly opens the doors for new publishers and authors as well.

Source:Wired

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