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Old 02-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default AP Sues 'Parasitic' Meltwater News

And you thought the threat from AP went away because Righthaven was slapped around by a judge and filed bankruptcy..

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...02741520120215

Piracy Fight Comes to Wire Services: AP Sues 'Parasitic' Meltwater News


By Lucas Shaw at TheWrap

Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:26pm EST

While the film industry and music industry pursue their own fight against piracy, the newspaper industry is upping the ante against what it sees as digital pirates.

The Associated Press filed suit Tuesday against news aggregator Meltwater News, requesting the New York court force Meltwater to both cease its infringing actions and award the AP damages.

AP CEO Tom Curley called the company a “parasitic distribution service" in a statement, urging the court to protect legacy news organizations.

“Meltwater has built its business on the willful exploitation and copying of the AP’s and other publishers’ news articles for profit,” the suit alleges.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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They're never going to go away. In fact, I expect things to get a lot worse.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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Too late, Ross - I saw it. lol. Just send chocolate.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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Too late, Ross - I saw it. lol. Just send chocolate.
I saw it too. My response is I don't know what the hell he's talking about -we're all gonna be in there together!
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