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Unpaid Huffington Post bloggers lose appeals court bid

The 2nd Circuit rejected the writers’ request for a cut of the profits from the site’s sale to AOL

Unpaid bloggers who wrote for the Huffington Post are not entitled to profits from the site’s sale to AOL Inc., the 2nd Circuit ruled Wednesday.

The bloggers, who had sought class-action status for 9,000 unpaid contributors to the news website, said that they agreed to provide their content for free as a public service, and that they would not have done so “had they known that [the site] would be use their efforts…to make itself desirable as a merger target for a large media corporation.”

Alanna Byrne

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