Yahoo! SEA has filed it defence against Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) copyright infringement suit and has also counter claimed that SPH reproduced Yahoo! content on STOMP without permission.
Wrote Yahoo! SEA,
In its defence, Yahoo! SEA highlighted the fundamental principle that copyright law does not protect facts and information and that the public has the right to be informed of news and current events in Singapore. The internet company also filed a counterclaim which alleges that on at least two known occasions over the last year, SPH had itself substantially reproduced Yahoo! content on its citizen-journalism site STOMP.I expected STOMP to bring trouble to SPH one day.