UK News-Scraper Clients Need IP Licenses: Appeals Court

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT) -- A U.K. appeals court ruled Wednesday that public relations consultants and others who subscribe to online news-scraping services need a license from news providers to receive their content.

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld an earlier decision in favor of the Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd. and a number of media companies — including the publishers of the Daily Mail, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph — in their bid to wrangle fees from both news scrapers like defendant Meltwater News UK Ltd. and...
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