14 Dec '11, 12am
Yahoo! denies infringing copyright, counter-sues
Internet firm Yahoo! has denied infringing copyright laws in its defence filed at the High Court on Tuesday against a Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) suit, and has counter-sued. It cited two articles and a picture originally on its website which were then allegedly posted on SPH's citizen journalism website Stomp as infringement of its copyright. SPH filed a writ of summons and statement of claim last month against the Internet firm, citing as examples some 23 articles from its stable of newspapers which were alleged to have been reproduced substantially over a 12-month period on Yahoo! Southeast Asia's websites. In its defence, Yahoo! sought to draw a line between content in a newspaper and on the Internet.