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Yahoo Sued By Singapore Press Holdings Over Copyright Infringement

   
8:12 pm on Nov 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo Sued By Singapore Press Holdings Over Copyright Infringement [zdnetasia.com]
Singapore media organization Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Yahoo for reproducing content from its stable of newspapers. The Web giant has refuted the charge, however, saying it intends to "vigorously defend" itself.

Local broadsheet The Straits Times, which is published by SPH, reported on Wednesday that Yahoo's Southeast Asia editorial department has "substantially" reproduced articles from its newspapers without proper licensing or authorization. It has since filed the copyright lawsuit with the Singapore High Court last Friday, and the writ and statement of claim were served on Yahoo Southeast Asia on Monday.

8:20 am on Nov 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I saw some articles that seemed to indicate Yahoo was copying Straits Times articles verbatim. I wonder if it was Yahoo or a 3rd party scraper to blame.
2:29 am on Nov 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Interesting here, Yahoo reproduced the content from SPH print media.

"SPH alleges that for the past year, Yahoo posted articles, including those about politics and crime, that were first published in the print editions of The Straits Times, New Paper and My Paper."
4:29 am on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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One more nail in Yahoo SEA's coffin, if they didn't have enough pressure already.

Vimes.
12:18 pm on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Licensing and authorization - Two words that will also have Bing and Google paying attention. We all have our own content, it's worth something or these companies wouldn't want it. Why shouldn't the legal owners defend their works even from search (who has gotten massively fat and wealthy from the content already!).
12:31 pm on Dec 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Now Yahoo SEA countersues SPH [washingtonpost.com...]