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News aggregators – Link, don’t replace, your sources

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

By one account, Bill O’Reilly’s news website includes long quotations from other news organizations, including the mainstream news organizations he often criticizes. That practice suggests a question: How much can a news...more

Hot News, Shredded Wheat and Wool Underwear: Brandeis On Copyright And Trademark

October 9 marks the 100th anniversary of Louis Brandeis’ first session as a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (October 9, 1916 was the second Monday in October – in 1917, the Court began meeting on the first...more

California’s Correction Statute Amended to Protect Online and Weekly Publications

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On Sept. 28, 2015, the California Governor approved and the Secretary of State chaptered AB 998, by which the California Legislature amended Section 48a to unequivocally declare that the correction statute applies to weekly...more

Twitter Terrorism: Criminals Choose the Hack Attack

by Wilson Elser on

In what appears to be yet another brazen demonstration of capability following an earlier hijack of government social media sites, a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) recently hacked into the U.S. Army’s...more

AP Hack Demonstrates the Power of 140 Characters #Twitter

by Sands Anderson PC on

Many small and medium business owners are overwhelmed by the social media choices available to them, and unsure of which might best fit their target clients and markets. Twitter, being a relative new kid on the block, can be...more

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Politics of immigration: A style change or attitude change?

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Last week the Associated Press (AP) changed its style manual so that the term “Illegal” is to be used to describe an action or procedure, but not a person. No more “illegal immigrant” in AP stories....more

Copyright Fair Use Defense Not Available to Aggregator of AP News Clips

A U.S. federal court has held that the publication by a media monitoring service of excerpts from Associated Press news articles is copyright infringement for which the fair use defense is not available. The Associated Press...more

Southern District of New York Examines Whether News Clipping Service Qualifies as Fair Use Under Copyright Act

It is well settled that Internet search engines’ reproduction of limited portions of copyrighted materials in order to direct Internet users to locations of original content constitutes “fair use” under the Copyright Act....more

Copyright Alert: Associated Press v. Meltwater

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Meltwater News infringed copyrights of the Associated Press (AP), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District in Manhattan held last week, when Meltwater republished excerpts of AP news stories as part of its online...more

AP Wins Key Copyright Action: Reselling News Excerpts from Internet Not a Fair Use

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On March 21, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a sweeping decision in favor of DWT’s client, The Associated Press, in its copyright infringement suit against Meltwater News, an online...more

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