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Dow Jones and Cision Reach a Settlement

Lots o’ lawsuits these days.

Dow Jones & Company has reached a settlement with Cision over a copyright infringement claim against the Sweden-based media monitoring, data, and analysis company. The original claim was Dow Jones’ response to what it says was “unauthorized reproduction, distribution, and other misuse of news content” that it publishes. Without going into the details, Dow Jones says Cision paid a “significant amount” to settle the issue.

Cision is not redistributing Dow Jones content anymore, but rather directing users to the Dow Jones sites. The content in question came from The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and SmartMoney magazines.

“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,” said Dow Jones GC Mark Jackson in a statement. Damn!

The issue has been settled without litigation. We’ve been in touch with Cision for comment.

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