15 June 2004

Phil Carter notes Dow-Jones's shabby treatment of authors who write for the Wall Street Journal in their contract negotiations today at Intel Dump. (Technically, it was "today"—it was two minutes after midnight.) Yet another example of what's wrong with work for hire: Only employee-writers can participate in the negotiation; free-lancers cannot, because they're not employees, and any contract they enter into that might have the effect of fixing prices would violate antitrust law.