Appeal Court ruling on Meltwater comes as NAPA approach NLA
The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling in favour of the Newspaper Licening Agency (NLA) scheme for licencing "cuttings" from online versions of newspaper web sites.
By co-incidence the NAPA Exec is examining a new approach to the NLA regarding its stance on the payment of royalties to "Special Correspondents".
This was prompted the NLA seeking to force one NAPA member to obtain a licence to display its own copy published online by a newspaper, on the agency's website.
The advice gained by NAPA in the past is that the copyright a story published by a newspaper remains with the author, in the absence of any contract to the contrary.
NAPA will keep members updated on its contacts with the NLA.
Here attached is a link to a story at PR Week on the ruling over the case brought by Meltwater and PRCA (Public Relations Consultants Association).