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AP win against Meltwater could impact online news aggregation

Corynne McSherry, director of intellectual property at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said that while Cote appeared to go to lengths to distinguish Meltwater from a search engine, exactly where the line was drawn wasn't clear.

"What we're going to see now is a lot of litigation over what is a legitimate search engine or not," said McSherry, whose organization filed an amicus brief backing Meltwater. "I think this opinion muddies the water."

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Reuters

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