Newspapers Win Copyright Battle Over Web Content

By: Shane Richmond | Telegraph.co.uk

Lord Justice Jackson upheld a previous ruling against news aggregator Meltwater, which said users of the service would require a licence from the Newspaper Licensing Authority (NLA).

In November last year, the High Court ruled that headlines could be considered separate literary works, and thus subject to copyright. The ruling meant that clients of aggregation services that charge for a service would have to pay for a licence. Meltwater appealed the ruling, with the support of the Public Relations Consultants Association.

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