International News Service v. Associated Press

Citation: 248 U.S. 215
Docket Number: 221
Opinion Date: December 23, 1918

The Court was asked if International News Service’s admitted course of conduct in appropriating for commercial use matter taken from bulletins or early editions of Associated Press publications constitutes unfair competition in trade. The Supreme Court held that INS’s conduct was a common-law misappropriation of AP’s property.

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