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Judge rules news clipping service infringed Associated Press' copyright

Lilly Chapa | Content Regulation | News | March 22, 2013
March 22, 2013

Online news aggregation websites that compile and resell news stories without the publisher's permission are committing copyright infringement and are not protected under the fair use doctrine, a New York judge ruled.

News aggregator not liable for 'hot news' misappropriation

Christine Beckett | Content Regulation | Feature | June 20, 2011
June 20, 2011

Financial news aggregator Inc. cannot be held liable for "hot news" misappropriation because the New York state law is preempted by the federal Copyright Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York City (2nd Cir.) held Monday in Barclays Capital Inc. v., Inc.

Website admits copyright, "hot news" violations

Rosemary Lane | Content Regulation | Feature | November 17, 2010
November 17, 2010

Financial news service settled a lawsuit with Dow Jones & Co. last week after the website admitted to violating the federal Copyright Act and “hot news” doctrine by systematically republishing time-sensitive headlines and articles from Dow Jones.

Media organizations weigh in on 'hot news' case

Brian Westley | Newsgathering | Feature | June 23, 2010
June 23, 2010

More than a dozen media organizations are urging a federal appeals court to recognize that “hot news” misappropriation claims are an important legal remedy to protect news organizations' content from Internet aggregators that do not conduct original reporting.

'Hot news' case could impact online news aggregation

Brian Westley | Newsgathering | Feature | May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010

A case before a federal appeals court could have important ramifications for news organizations seeking to protect time-sensitive stories from online aggregators that siphon away readers and advertisers by repackaging and distributing news secondhand on their own site.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York City (2nd Cir.) is poised hear arguments as soon as this summer in a case that pits three financial firms against defendant – a subscription Web site that aggregates financial news.

AP settles lawsuit against Web site that repackaged "hot news"

Lucas Tanglen | Content Regulation | Quicklink | July 14, 2009
July 14, 2009

The Associated Press settled its lawsuit against All Headline News over AP stories that were rewritten and posted online without credit, the wire service announced Wednesday.