I think that Jon has been great on this issue and he clearly meant to to
the right thing - I hope I didn't come on too strong in my original post ( I can do that sometimes) and I applaud his efforts to be sure that Jan is compensated appropriately. I mainly wanted to raise awareness of the issues involved.
I am quite surprised that Jan is not speaking for himself on this whole matter, or are you speaking out as a proxy for your friend? My guess is that Jan is not speaking out personally mainly due to the fact that he is not the author of many of the articles that appear in his rag and that, to the best of my knowledge, he has not paid any of the true authors for these articles. To therefore be, as you put it, "compensated" for "his" copyright does seem to be completely out of line. On a purely legal level, given that Jan is also in apparent breach of his sales contreact with Jon, as he has not provided the complete series of back issues as promised; Jon would be well within his rights to seek redress on his own. If I had not already junked my copies, I would have gladly photocopied them for Jon.