Hollywood Reporter Stole Rival Site's Source Code: Suit

Law360, New York (September 14, 2011, 5:21 PM EDT) -- A publisher of entertainment news sites filed a $5 million copyright infringement lawsuit against The Hollywood Reporter's parent company on Wednesday in California, accusing its rival of lifting source code from a television news website.

Penske Media Corp., which counts well-known industry insider publication Deadline.com in its stable, accused Prometheus Global Media LLC of taking the source code from TVLive.com in August "line-by-line, letter-by-letter," the complaint said.

"THR ... egregiously and flagrantly stole integral source code and intellectual property from PMC's [TVLine] website in a blatant...
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