Friday, March 22, 2013

UPDATE: Federal Judge: Electronic Clipping Service Infringed on AP Copyright

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In The Associated Press v. Meltwater U.S. Holdings, Inc. (Case No. 12-cv-1087), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Denise Cote this week granted AP summary judgment, holding that the defendant news aggregator infringed on the wire service's copyrighted material without paying licensing fees.

AP last year filed suit against SanFrancisco-based Meltwater, a subscriber-only electronic clipping service whose corporate clients track reporting about themselves and their industries, alleging copyright infringement and hot news misappropriation. (See "TUOL" post 2/16/12.) According to a Reuters wire service story, Judge Cote ruled for AP and denied Meltwater's summary judgment motion, with one exception, in her decision, which has not yet been released to the public.
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