New York—In response to a lawsuit filed against it by Jupitermedia, eMarketer issued a statement defending its research practices.
"eMarketer gathers all of its data from public sources, including search engines, company Web sites, trade journals and published news reports," eMarketer said in a statement. "We are confident in our business model, we are confident in our integrity and we are certain the outcome will be favorable," the company said.
Earlier this week ,Jupitermedia issued letters of cease and desist against eMarketer in France and the U.K., claiming breach of copyright and database use.
In May, Jupitermedia sued eMarketer in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging copyright and trademark infringement.