Arbitron Sues Saga For Copyright Infringement

Arbitron Saga Communications LawsuitArbitron is suing Saga Communications for using improper use of their data.

The lawsuit, filed in Delaware, accuses Saga of copyright violations by using and redistributing Arbitron ratings without permission and seeks $150,000 per violation. Saga does not subscribe to Arbitron in any market. Arbitron contends that Saga management and employees made decisions on programming and sales rates based on the ratings data it was not contractually licensed to have as well as use it to award employees bonuses. The suit contends that the violations were most rampant at Saga’s Milwaukee cluster.

Arbitron filed and later settled a similar suit with Gannett’s WKYC-TV Cleveland earlier this year.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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