In Brief: Publisher sues Microsoft over Expedia hotel data

• An MSN publishing partner is suing Microsoft over the use of its content in the Expedia hotel directory. Reed Elsevier—a multinational publisher of scientific, professional, and business information (including the LEXIS-NEXIS service), based in London and Amsterdam—filed suit against Microsoft and Expedia in District Court in New Jersey in early October. The suit, previously under seal, was revealed in an SEC filing for Expedia’s recent IPO.

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