This is a US case.
Washington Post is a prominent news publishers in the United States. It alleged that its web pages were presented in "frames on Defendant's page. Washington Post claimed that that TotalNEWS's framing of the news was "the Internet equivalent of pirating copyrighted material."
The litigation was later settled out-of-court on 5th June 1997. It was agreed that TotalNEWS may continue to link to the news organizations' sites using text-only links and framing in the manner as in the past is not allowed.