News-scraping service can’t copy AP stories without permission, says judge


A federal district judge in New York City has ruled that a news-scraping service committed copyright infringement by reusing portions of articles from the Associated Press. The Denver Post reports that Judge Denise Cote ruled in favor of the AP in its case against Meltwater US Holdings, Inc. Meltwater offers a paid service for customers that would like to track when they’re mentioned in the press. Meltwater provided customers with the first portion of the article — which usually contains the basic facts and premise being discussed — followed by a short excerpt.

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