The Associated Press is a non-profit association of more than 1,200 publishers. It is incorporated under the laws of New York for the collection, assembly, and distribution of news for the exclusive benefit of its members. The United States charged in an action before a special three-judge district court on a motion for a summary judgement that the news service had violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act because its by-laws restricted the sale of news to nonmembers and gave each member the power to block the admission to membership of competitors, and because it had a contract with the Canadian Press, a similar organization in Canada, under which they would furnish news exclusively to each other. Held, that the injunction of the District Court of the observance of the by-laws and restrictions on sale of news and> pending the revision of the by-laws, a temporary injunction against the enforcement of the contract with the Canadian Press should be affirmed. Associated Press v. United States, (U.S. 1945) 65 S. Ct. 1416.
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