This is most excellent news!!!
As I reported earlier, when the court ruling for the Fourniers and Free Dominion came down, the ruling had indeed been in their favour. However, Richard Warman had appealed and so, having won, their federal case dragged on…
Today, the appeal had been dropped. From Free Dominion:
‘Today we received notices of discontinance from the National Post and from RWarman in the copyright case that was set to be heard in the Federal Court of Appeal this coming Wednesday!
We were self-represented in this this case and we won in the lower court but R ichard W arman decided to appeal and the National Post lawyered up and joined in against us.
We fought hard and were so blessed to get two great interveners. The CIPPIC, who also intervened in the privacy motion in the John Doe case, and the CCIA (and American advocacy group that represents Google, eBay, Facebook and many other heavy-hitters).
On the eve of the trial, after all was prepared to go ahead, our opponents just dropped out with no explanation.
We are now entitled to costs on this case, and it is OVER! Great case law has been established, and we have one less lawsuit to think about.
Just a few more weeks and we hope to cross the Baglow one off the list, too!
Onward and upward!
Connie and Mark’
One down, so many more to go… So, while celebrating, why not pop by their legal fund fundraiser and give them some help with the rest of the battles they are fighting on all of our behalfs!
P.S. – I wonder if the EU ruling earlier today had anything to do with the dropping of the appeal…
February 14, 2014 at 21:28
Mark and Connie Fournier are to be commended for their amazing fortitude in dealing with a broad array of legal litigation brought against them, and other FreeDominion members, since mid-2007.
Their stand against the flamboyant ‘Maximum©Disruption’ copyright suit likely inspired the recent EU ruling…=)
February 14, 2014 at 22:28
I don’t think he dropped it out the goodness of his heart. No benefit for him I guess.
February 15, 2014 at 08:05
Great news – not just for the Fourniers and Free Dominion, but for freedom of speech.
February 16, 2014 at 22:50
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