Meltwater loses headline appeal
The Court of Appeal in London has today upheld a ruling that headlines and web links taken from newspapers’ websites are protected by copyright
decision in the case of The Newspaper Licensing Agency
Limited (NLA) & others v Meltwater Holding BV &
others reconfirmed that clients who pay for news
aggregation services must have a licence to avoid breaching
High Court, on November 26 2010, Mrs Justice Proudman found
that clients of Meltwater News who clicked on links containing
headlines and extracts of articles were in breach of copyright
because they were not licensed by the NLA.
Meltwater News monitors media websites and provides links to
articles for clients such as the Public Relations Consultants
Association (PRCA), which was also sued as part of the case.
The PRCA appealed the ruling to the Court of Appeal....
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