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Court of Appeal upholds copyright in web headlines

The Court of Appeal is introducing new copyright measures, that will preserve newspaper rights to li

The Court of Appeal has upheld the right of newspapers to charge a licence fee to those who sell on packages of aggregated weblinks and headlines.

It means the Newspaper Licensing Agency, which charges for the use of press cuttings, has won the latest battle in its long-running legal fight with media monitoring company Meltwater and the Public Relations Consultants Association.

But Meltwater and the PRCA want to seek a further appeal to the Supreme Court. And they could yet overturn the NLA's right to charge for licences at the Copyright Tribunal - which has yet to hear the case.

Read more at the Press Gazette.

Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette