NYT, Gatehouse release settlement details January 26, 2009 11:56 AM
GateHouse Media Inc. will set up technical barriers preventing Boston.com, the Boston Globe's website, from automated "scraping" of GateHouse content, and Boston.com has agreed to honor those barriers under a settlement disclosed this morning in a widely watched lawsuit filed by GateHouse against The New York Times Co.
GateHouse and The New York Times Co. settle dispute over Web sites
By Jon Chesto/GateHouse News Service GateHouse News Service Posted Jan 26, 2009 @ 07:22 PM
GateHouse Media Inc. and The New York Times Co. have settled a lawsuit that GateHouse filed last month that claimed the Times Co. was violating copyright and trademark laws by lifting numerous headlines and lead sentences off GateHouse's Web sites.
The settlement was reached over the weekend on the eve of a trial that had been scheduled to begin Monday in Boston federal court.
In the settlement, GateHouse agreed to implement software to block the Times Co., the owner of The Boston Globe, from automatically scraping GateHouse Web sites for content. The Times Co., meanwhile, agreed to honor any blocking techniques GateHouse employs.