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08
APR
2013

Court stops news-scraping service

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Denver Post reports that a news-scraping service committed copyright infringement by reusing content from the Associated Press (AP).The news-scraping service managed by Meltwater was a premium service where their customers could track when they are mentioned in the press. Meltwater provided a portion of the text but did not show the whole article. In spite of the fact that Meltwater argued that its service operated like a search engine the federal district judge ruled that copyright infringement was caused.

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