Freelance Journalist Files Lawsuit Claiming News Organizations Sold Articles He Wrote to Database Providers Without Permission
McClatchy and Dow Jones provided articles to LexisNexis and other online databases without permission, their author claims in Federal Court.
Eric Watkins, a journalist specializing in energy issues, filed two lawsuits for copyright infringement, in Federal Court.
One names as defendants The McClatchy Co., ProQuest and Reed Elsevier, the owner of LexisNexis. The other defendants are Dow Jones & Co., Stephens Media and ProQuest
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Below, links to three of the six complaints filed in this case.
1. Watkins v. Reed Elsevier
2. Watkins v. ProQuest
3. Watkins v. Pearson, ProQuest, and Reed Elsevier
All Filings Available via PACER.gov (Case No. 2:14-cv-04240-RZ)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.