News Piracy and the Hot News Doctrine: Origins in Law and Implications for the Digital Age (Law and Society (New York, N.Y.).)

Ekstrand explores the legal protections for the newsman’s scoop, the hot news doctrine. This U.S. Supreme Court doctrine, now more than 80 years old, protects facts for a short period after publication — in direct opposition to U.S. copyright law, which dedicates facts to the public domain. It

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