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Users of online news monitoring services require a copyright licence, High Court rules

30 November 2010

On 26 November, the High Court of England and Wales ruled in favour of the Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) in the NLA's action against on-line news aggregator Meltwater and the PR Consultants Association (PRCA). The outcome is that companies will need a licence to use Meltwater's news monitoring service (Meltwater News) and any similar services - in other words a licence merely to receive short extracts from news stories along with a hyperlink to the full story.

 

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