A former contributor to Daily Hive predecessor Vancity Buzz is set to face off with the website’s parent company in a Vancouver courtroom this month as part of a years-long effort to get paid for work done back in 2013.
Bartosz Bos, who wrote under the pseudonym “Hipster Designer,” originally filed a Small Claims Court action against Buzz Connected Media Inc. in September 2018, claiming he was owed more than $18,000 for work done from March to September 2013. But when the company failed to respond to the claim, the British Columbia-based Bos won a default judgment awarding him $18,345 plus fees. Bos claimed the amount was based on a rate of $3 per word, the top end of a scale as set out by the Professional Writers Association of Canada.
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