Unfair Competition

In the recent case of Internationd Newes Seraice v. The Associated Press (U. S. Sup. Ct. Dec. 23, i918), suit was brought by the Associated Press to restrain the defendant from its systematic appropriation of complainant’s news, first, by bribing employes; second, by inducing’ Associated Press members to violate its by-laws and permit defendant to obtain news from publication; and third, by copying news from bulletin boards and from early editions of complainant’s members’ newspaper and selling this, bodily or after re-writing it, to defendant’s customers. The question as to the right of complainant to relief against the third of these methods was the principal question in the case.