Aggregation aggravation

A federal district court in New York last week handed publishers a major victory in a lawsuit brought by the Associated Press against online clipping service Meltwater News. In an unusually sweeping ruling, Judge Denise Cote held that not all uses of copyrighted content in search results automatically qualify as fair use.

Paying to aggregate

It’s easy to understand why Google would want to disguise what’s going on in Europe through one gimmick or another. But it sure looks like a precedent is getting established in Europe for paying to link.