Global internet giant, Yahoo has agreed to pay undisclosed damages and costs to Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) to settle a lawsuit related to copyright infringement started in 2011.
One of the world’s biggest technology company Yahoo acknowledged that its Yahoo Singapore news site reproduced content from Singapore Press Holdings without approval.
The lawsuit, originally filed in 2011, SPH claimed Yahoo! Asia Pacific (formerly known as Yahoo! Southeast Asia Pte Ltd), citing 23 articles from its newspapers that it claimed Yahoo substantially reproduced over a 12-month duration — at Singapore’s High Court.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, is a leading media organisation based in Singapore. It publishes 19 newspaper titles in four languages.
Newspapers: The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Business Times, The Business Times Weekend, The New Paper, The New Paper Sunday, Lianhe Zaobao (Chinese daily in Singapore), Lianhe Zaobao Sunday, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, My Paper, zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior, Berita Harian, Berita Minggu, Tamil Murasu, and tabla!
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— Under the settlement, Yahoo! Asia Pacific acknowledges that it has, in connection with its Yahoo! Singapore News site, reproduced content from SPH’s newspapers without SPH’s approval.
— As publishers, Yahoo! companies strive to respect the intellectual property rights of others wherever they do business. The actions here by a small number of Yahoo! Asia Pacific employees are deeply regretted. The responsible employees have been disciplined or terminated.
— Under the terms of settlement, Yahoo! Asia Pacific has paid damages and costs to SPH, and has also undertaken not to amongst other things knowingly or intentionally infringe SPH’s copyrights.