Apparently, plagiarism's a big no-no even in the world of...phone books? According to this release:
"Attorneys representing Dallas-based Gordon Publications (GOPUBCO) have filed a lawsuit against Your Town Yellow Pages of Carrollton, Tex., based on claims of federal copyright violations involving advertisements contained in Your Town's local telephone directories.
The lawsuit, filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, alleges that Your Town is publishing telephone directories that contain identical reproductions of advertisements and substantial portions of other advertisements that originally appeared in directories previously published by GOPUBCO."
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