AP Sues Meltwater for News Scraping
The hot news doctrine has not had much viability after an appeals court overturned the Fly-On-The-Wall decision (https://www.eff.org/files/FOTWopinion.pdf) and created complicated hurdles that a publisher must overcome before they can claim to own hot news. So far, no company has met these hurdles.
It will be interesting to see if AP can use it against Meltwater on these facts.
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