Yahoo! Asia Pacific pays damages to SPH in copyright infringement suit
- POSTED: 30 Sep 2013 20:31
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Yahoo! Asia Pacific has paid damages and costs to Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) in a copyright infringement suit.
SINGAPORE: Yahoo! Asia Pacific has paid damages and costs to Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) in a copyright infringement suit.
This was revealed in a joint media statement on Monday.
The settlement amount was not stated.
Under the terms of the amicable settlement, Yahoo! Asia Pacific has acknowledged that it has reproduced content from SPH's newspapers on its Yahoo! Singapore News site without SPH's approval.
The responsible employees have been disciplined or terminated.
The statement mentioned that Yahoo! companies strive to respect the intellectual property rights of others wherever they do business.
In November 2011, SPH filed a lawsuit against Yahoo, citing 23 articles from which Yahoo had substantially reproduced content without permission.
Yahoo then countersued SPH in December 2011, citing two articles and a picture allegedly posted on SPH's website Stomp as infringement of its copyright.
In August last year, SPH filed an amended claim, citing a total of 254 articles stretching over 17 months, which it said Yahoo had reproduced without permission.