AP Sues VeriSign

Oct 12, 2007

The Associated Press sued a company that aggregates and redistributes news online, claiming it is making improper use of AP's copyright-protected headlines, stories and photos. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, seeks unspecified damages from Moreover Technologies Inc. and its parent company, VeriSign Inc. It also seeks an end to the practices. AP claims Moreover improperly displays AP's headlines and portions of stories as part of its free, ad-supported services. Moreover also is reproducing full articles and photos through subscription services, the lawsuit alleges. VeriSign said it does not comment on pending lawsuits.

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