NEW YORK (AP) — Auction giant Christie’s is accused in a lawsuit of using a computer program to scrape research, images and price information from a rival’s website and then reselling that data as part of its own subscription database.READ MORE: Texas Experiencing Another COVID-19 Surge
Dallas-based Heritage Auctions announced the suit Monday. It accuses Christie’s of copyright infringement, computer fraud and other wrongdoing.
The suit accuses Christie’s and its independently operated subsidiary Collectrium of unlawfully appropriating nearly 3 million auction sale item listings from Heritage’s website.READ MORE: Administrative Court Judge Orders Mask-Wearing To Enter Dallas County Courthouses
Heritage claims its data was then used in Collectrium’s database of more than 11 million items.
Christie’s in New York City declined to comment.
Heritage said it wants $150,000 from Christie’s for each alleged instance of copyright infringement.MORE NEWS: Summer Break Ends Early For Some Dallas ISD Schools
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