Heather Robertson won. How that translates into dollars has, I think, not been decided.
I was a freelancer with the Globe from 1981 until 1989, and I freelanced for the Star from 1989 until past the cut-off date of 1996.
I've got mixed feelings on this. I was paid well for my articles. I would like them to stay in the databases, since I'm not so hot at keeping clippings and they represent a significant body of my life's work. They're pretty much the story of my life from my mid-20s until my late 30s. On the other hand, if the material had been gathered into a book without my permission, I'd be very pissed. InfoGlobe, InfoMart and the CDRoms are tidy little earners. In fact, InfoGlobe makes as much, I'm told, as the print edition.
I suppose I'll hear something soon.