SPH and Yahoo in legal tusselJan 4th, 2012 | By Han Lee Yen | Category: Business Law
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and Yahoo! have locked horns in the high court of Singapore over plagiarism and allegations of copyright infringement.
SPH is claiming, citing 23 instances, that Yahoo! has reproduced its articles without its authorization nor licence. The writ of summons and statement of claim were served on Yahoo! on 21 Nov 2011. Yahoo!, on the other hand, has denied any wrong doings and has counter-sued SPH, alleging that the citizen-journalism website STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print) had violated its copyright of articles and photos.
You can read more about the case in our news database Factiva or in Lawnet (although the case has not been heard yet). In this article published in The Straits Times, the writer has also put articles from both SPH and Yahoo! side by side. Judge for yourself if you think copyright has been violated.
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