Quebec News Aggregator Shuttered Following Court Injunction
Quebec News Aggregator Shuttered Following Court Injunction
La DOSE is being sued for copyright infringement by a trio of newspapers, in a case that could set a legal precedent for how much of an article can be aggregated.

A Quebec news aggregator has shut down following a court injunction that blocked it from using content from three major newspapers in the province, after a judge found it appeared to be infringing on their copyright. The injunction is part of a larger case that could set a precedent for news aggregators across the country.

Last month, a Superior Court of Quebec judge ruled there was sufficient evidence the website La DOSE may have been violating the copyright of three French-language newspapers — La Presse, La Soleil, and Le Devoir — by posting excerpts from their news stories.

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