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Arbitron Settles Copyright Suit with WKYC

Arbitron has settled its lawsuit with Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC.

The radio ratings service sued WKYC in January for using Arbitron data in an ad campaign with the internet music service Pandora without authorization. The suit was for copyright infringement, trademark infringement and false designation of origin under the Lanham Act.

According to Arbitron, WKYC agreed to settle for an undisclosed sum. The Gannett NBC affiliate also agreed,

“not to engage in any activities that would infringe Arbitron’s intellectual property rights in its data, information, and audience estimates. Arbitron agreed not to pursue legal action against WKYC-TV as long as it complies with the terms of the settlement agreement.”

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