re: FreeCodeCamp violated the rights of Medium authors VIEW POST


I asked Quincy about getting access to remove the posts they copied over to their publication and raised a concern about their author application, which required me to grant permission to use past work (which they were already using). He said, “Don't worry about the waver - just set up a time to meet with me that's convenient and I can fill you in on everything.” It just wasn’t convenient and didn’t seem advisable to complete a form granting permission and trusting in a private DM claiming that the waiver wouldn’t really count.


I wonder if the better course of action would be if some authors, such as yourself, attempted to approach him as a group versus individually with concerns/demands for your author rights.


I believe that is called a class action. Add a lawyer to the mix, appropriate with illegal actions such as Free Code Camp's, and you can file the appropriate lawsuit. Especially in light of the fear expressed by authors. That's called intimidation and retaliation and I would advise the victims to consult a lawyer before any possible statute of limitations expires. Idk I am not a lawyer.

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