AC said: "Obviously you don't know the concept of "standard copyright notice" on a website, appearing on every page after every article. Mike just happened to pick an item that could easily be re-written, as it contains only very basic information."
Obviously you haven't read the news....... ever. ALL news stories outside the opinion pages are factual stories regurgitating facts and are therefore un-copyrightable. Mike didn't have to go searching for an article, any random article would suffice.