This comes to the IPKat from Haaretz, via his friend Mena Kaplan of Marval O'Farrell & Mairal, Argentina.
Tel Aviv District Court Judge Yehuda Zaft has ruled that Herzl Ozer, general manager of Off-Tov and founder of the AllJobs internet site, is allowed to continue to copy job opportunity notices from the classified ads of Maariv newspaper - and apparently from other newspapers, too. The judge rejected Maariv's petition for an injunction against Ozer and his website and advised Maariv to consent to the dismissal of the newspaper's NIS 1 million (173,317 euro) damages suit. This ruling effectively paves the way for any commercial body to use the situations vacant listings of another, without such use constituting information theft or copyright infringement.
"The internet poses new challenges to businesses that relay information to the general public via old platforms. The public has an interest in promoting initiative ... The paper must find a way to exist alongside it."
Some unusual situations vacant here , here and here