Cision AB (Sweden) and Cision US, Inc., have paid a significant
sum to settle a claim based on Cision's unauthorised reproduction,
distribution, and other misuse of news content published
by Dow Jones & Company, Inc., including full text articles
Wall Street Journal.
Jones asserted copyright infringement claims against Cision
response to Cision's regular reproduction and distribution
Jones' copyrighted articles to Cision's subscribers, who include
public relations professionals at corporations throughout
Dow Jones content was originally published mainly in the print
and online editions of The Wall Street Journal, Barron's and
SmartMoney magazines. On March 8 2012, Cision publicly disclosed
that it had received a significant claim of rights infringement,
without identifying Dow Jones as the claimant.
Jones Dow Jones Mark H. Jackson said, "Dow Jones aggressively
pursues legal action whenever necessary to prevent the unauthorised
use of our content. This settlement is another reminder that
only paying customers enjoy full access to Dow Jones' highly
valuable journalism, and anyone who free rides on our content
will face serious financial repercussions."
parties have agreed to settle Dow Jones' claims without litigation.
While the matter has been settled to Dow Jones' satisfaction,
the specific terms of the settlement remain confidential.
a result of the settlement, Cision is no longer redistributing
Dow Jones' original content, and Cision's subscribers will
be directed to Dow Jones if they seek to obtain such content.