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Online Data Harvesting Tested In Florida Lawsuits Over Yacht Listings

Law360 (April 9, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two separate copyright lawsuits over online yacht listings could have broad implications for services that harvest information from other websites and resell their compilations to subscribers.

On April 1, Judge Steven D. Merryday of the U.S. District for the Middle District of Florida ruled judge ruled that an internet service that harvests information from other websites doesn’t infringe copyrights.

Nautical Solutions Marketing’s practice of collecting yacht listings, photos and product descriptions from various websites represented lawful use of facts that weren't protected by copyright law, the...
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