It’s been a while since we last heard about The Real Singapore, a now-defunct socio-political website which gained fame for its highly sensationalised or even false articles about Singapore.
But anyway, Singapore Press Holdings and the couple behind The Real Singapore reached an out-of-court settlement of a copyright infringement suit. The suit had been filed by SPH after the media outlet found 244 of its news articles were reproduced or “substantially reproduced” on the TRS website, without their permission.
It is particularly strange that a website, claiming to post alternative news, would be copying off a mainstream media outlet.
But anyway, the settlement includes a payment of an undisclosed sum and a publication of an apology by Ms Takagi in The Straits Times.
Ever since TRS has closed down, Ms Takagi has apparently moved out of the media industry into the food business. Her family recently opened Ramen stalls at the National University of Singapore and Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, which are affectionately named Takagi Ramen Shop (“TRS”).
From what I’ve been reading from their food reviews, their ramen is actually somewhat affordable but you get what you pay for… the food itself isn’t awesome.
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