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Attachment 1 - Singapore Press Holdings - Investor Relations

Attachment 1 - Singapore Press Holdings - Investor Relations

Attachment 1 - Singapore Press Holdings - Investor

Media ReleaseSPH REFUTES YAHOO!’s DEFENCE AND COUNTERCLAIMSingapore, 28 December 2011 – Singapore Press Holdings Limited (“SPH”) has today filed itsReply and Defence to Counterclaim in the suit instituted against Yahoo! Southeast Asia Pte Ltd(“Yahoo!”) in the High Court of Singapore.SPH is determined to pursue this suit vigorously and to protect its copyrighted works. It cannotallow a third party to plagiarise its works without regard to the effort and resources that go intoproducing its content.In the Reply and Defence to Counterclaim, SPH has asserted that Yahoo! had over an extendedperiod of time consistently and deliberately committed plagiarism by substantially reproducingthe words and expressions used in SPH’s articles without permission. The substantialreproductions “extended beyond the reproduction of mere facts and information" but insteadinvolved the reproduction of, amongst other things, "identical paragraphs, sentences, phrasesand/or words” of SPH's articles and the paraphrasing of sentences, phrases and/or words inSPH’s articles by merely replacing them with synonyms. At the same time, Yahoo! claimedoriginal authorship of the Infringing Articles without any acknowledgement of the substantialreproduction from SPH’s articles. Comparisons of the SPH articles and the Yahoo! articlesshowing the extent of Yahoo!’s substantial reproductions were also annexed to the Reply andDefence to Counterclaim.SPH further asserted that Yahoo!’s actions were tantamount to an improper misappropriation ofand "free-riding" on the skill, labour and effort of SPH’s authors and of SPH’s significantinvestments in assembling an independent news gathering and journalistic team, and that theseacts of infringement were committed by Yahoo! to direct and maximise traffic to its website inorder to drive up its page views and advertising revenue. This was not done for the publicinterest, as claimed by Yahoo!, but instead in furtherance of its own vested financial interest.SPH also referred to the fact that Yahoo! had in 2010 sought to obtain a licence from SPH forthe reproduction of its articles. When negotiations broke down, Yahoo nonetheless went aheadto substantially reproduce SPH’s articles, which SPH says shows deliberate and flagrantinfringement of SPH’s copyright for Yahoo!’s own commercial gains.In response to Yahoo!’s assertions that the 23 articles cited by SPH represented only a verysmall proportion of the number of articles published by SPH newspapers, SPH reiterated itsposition as set out in its Statement of Claim, that the 23 articles identified in the Statement ofClaim did not represent the full extent of Yahoo!’s infringing acts. SPH reserved the right toproduce more evidence at the appropriate juncture.In relation to Yahoo!’s claim that SPH had allegedly infringed its copyright in certain postingsmade on the STOMP website, SPH pointed out in its filing that the alleged infringements aroseout of reports of postings by third parties to STOMP, and SPH had no knowledge that these

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