Property Law Keyed to Singer
International News Service v. Associated Press
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The Associated Press (Complainant) is a news organization which gathers news of current and recent events and distributes it daily to its members for publication in their newspapers. International News Service (Defendant) also gathers and sells news to newspapers. In its bill, Complainant alleged that Defendant pirated its news by bribing employees of newspapers published by Complainant’s members to furnish the news to Defendant before publication, by inducing Complainant’s members to violate its by-laws and permit Defendant to obtain the news before publication, and by copying news from bulletin boards and early editions of Complainant’s newspapers and selling this news to Defendant’s customers.
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