Dow Jones & Co., the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has received more than $1.5 million in two recently settled copyright infringement cases.
In the first settlement, a company has agreed to purchase $825,000 in services from Dow Jones to resolve claims that the company posted a significant number of full-text articles to an online-networking platform without authorization.
In the second settlement, Dow Jones will receive $700,000 in cash to resolve claims that two web publishers republished 100 articles without authorization. Additional details are confidential.
“Dow Jones is deeply committed to protecting the value of its stellar journalism,” said Jason P. Conti, Dow Jones’s general counsel, in a statement. “This is another example of Dow Jones aggressively pursuing those parties that steal and then profit from our newsgathering.”
The settlements result from Dow Jones’s significantly expanded efforts to protect its journalists’ work, including the formation of a cross-department committee that has identified and analyzed several potential misuses. Last year, the company announced that it had reached a settlement valued at $3.4 million to resolve claims that a state pension fund had improperly republished articles from Dow Jones’s publications.