/// Unpaid Huffington Post Bloggers Remain Unpaid
Turns out you can’t give away your work, then demand to get paid after the fact. What? You already knew this? Then you were ahead of the U.S. judicial system, which had to spend the last year on a silly class-action suit brought by a former Huffington Post contributor . Jonathan Tasini, who compared himself and other unpaid HuffPo writers to “modern-day slaves,” was demanding a third of the $315 million Arianna Huffington and her backers got when they sold the company to AOL last year. The logic: He helped build the site up, and, well … Not really any more logic than that, really. Tasini and other contributors agreed to write for free from the get-go. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl has a 24-page decision dismissing Tasini’s complaint with prejudice, and I’ve embedded it at the bottom of this post.
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