In 1918, the U.S. Supreme Court first recognized the concept of “hot news” and upheld its use in an infringement case against the International News Service. The International News Service allegedly stole war reports from AP reporters in Europe and bribed employees to get the reports. While hot news is an exception to copyright laws, its use is likely to be limited to a few specific cases. Here are some caveats that apply to the use of hot news.
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Despite this broader scope of hot news, the INS acknowledges a limited scope of “hot news” misappropriation claims. In a recent case, the Supreme Court considered the scope of the 1976 Act’s “hot news” exception in terms of statutory infringement. Even so, it is unclear if that provision is applicable in the Second Circuit. Hotnews remains an exception to patent infringement, and the court of appeals is unlikely to consider it.