Media Files

Jun 16, 2017

Isentia taking Meltwater to court … ABC journo’s miraculous escape … News Corp’s Beatles moment …

Isentia says Meltwater is taking its hard work and then passing it on to clients.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

In Media Files today, media monitoring agency Isentia is trying to get a court injunction against a company it says is ripping off its newspaper clipping licences, an ABC reporter's close shave and BuzzFeed's new hire.

Court action over media monitoring rip-offs. Media monitoring, insight and research firm Isentia has started urgent court action against a company it says is breaching its contract. Isentia appeared in the Federal Court in Sydney yesterday accusing Meltwater Australia of subscribing to Isentia's print monitoring services and then providing that content to its own clients, breaching it contract with Isentia and defrauding News Corp and Fairfax of their own copyright revenue. In a statement, Isentia said Meltwater was "free-riding" on Isentia's licences and rights to distribute press clippings.

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