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Dow Jones and Reed Elsevier sued


A free-lance writer has sued Dow Jones & Co. and Reed Elsevier Inc. for
including her copyrighted work in electronic databases without
authorization, Reuters reported earlier this week.

Ruth Laney of Baton Rouge, La., filed papers in the U.S. District Court of
Delaware, requesting a jury trial on her demands for an injunction and
unspecified money damages.

In her lawsuit, Laney alleges that the defendants reproduced without
authorization or prior permission at least two of her copyrighted
articles: "A Lesson Before Dying" and "Art Accidents."

Dow Jones spokesman told Reuters that the articles were originally
published in Baton Rouge's The Advocate and republished in Factiva, a
joint venture of Dow Jones and Reuters Group Plc.