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Canada Dashboard Digest | Website accused of posting obituaries without consent Related reading: FTC Chair Simons voices support for federal US privacy law

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St. John’s lawyer Erin Best has filed a class-action lawsuit against Afterlife, a website charged with collecting obituaries and posting them without families’ consent, CBC News reports. The lawsuit accuses the website of violating the Copyright Act, as the material it posts includes written obituaries and photographs created by photographers and the families of the deceased. Best said the lawsuit will allow individuals to opt out if it is approved by a federal judge, with any claims for statutory damages possibly resulting in payment ranging from $500 to $2,000 for each piece of work used.
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