"Tasini v. AOL" might go down in history as 1 of the silliest class action lawsuits. It was filed by 9000 bloggers who agreed to produce work for the digital site for free in exchange for exposure. That is as basic as contract law can be.
But the dummies who entered into that agreement decided to sue. I refer to them as dummies because, as with unpaid serial interns, they rarely get anywhere laboring in the digital vineyards for nada. Well, U.S. District Judge John Koeltl threw out the case. As part of his opinion, reports BLOOMBERG, he wrote:
"No one forced the plaintiffs to give their work to The Huffington Post for publication and the plaintiffs candidly admit that they did not expect compensation."
We live in a capitalist society. Unpaid work is of a lot less value than paid work. That's what housewives realized during the first phases of the feminist movement.