CLASS COUNSEL HELPED FORMER ASJA PRESIDENT CRAFT SPECIAL 'LICENSE BY DEFAULT' ADVICE FOR PRIVATE ASJA FORUM
The information: Former American Society of Journalists and Authors president Jim Morrison -- associational plaintiff ASJA’s chief negotiator for the class action copyright settlement whose terms we dispute -- has been privately advising participants in a members-only online forum on how they can deny the defendants future rights to their works and navigate what the objectors have termed the License by Default.
If the documents we’ve acquired are authentic (and there’s simply no reason not to believe they are), then they confirm “the pattern of organizational plaintiffs acting to serve their own interests or those of their members only, instead of the class they purport to represent,” Chalmers told the court. Even worse, they show “class counsel to be complicit in this breach of duty to the class.”
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