In 1918, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a hot news tort, known as AP v. INS. The court ruled that AP had no right to take war reports from other countries, and that the International News Service had bribed INS employees to steal the stories. Although the tort is recognized in five states, including New York, it is generally preempted by copyright law, making it unlikely to apply unless there is a very good reason to do so.
Despite these limitations, HotNews is free to use and does not require SAP Solution Manager access. This is a good tool for SAP users, but many have complained about the lack of customization options. For example, the app isn’t easy to filter the news by the applications, software components, and support packages, and it doesn’t provide a way to customize user accounts. However, there are some benefits. Firstly, it’s useful for users of SAP, as it makes it easier to keep abreast of important SAP news.
Secondly, SAP HotNews have a high priority. For example, SAP hotNews that contain security content are considered priority 1 in the SAP knowledge base. They usually include a CVE identifier to identify the vulnerability. Lastly, SAP HotNews may contain legal changes, recommendations, and updates to manuals. While not all of these are considered urgent, they are still worth checking. These updates can help keep your business up to date.
Despite the clumsy filtering process, HotNews have become a standard for SAP customers. The only thing that hinders it is the clunky nature of its filtering. It’s not suitable for every SAP user, and it’s not comprehensive enough for operations teams. This is particularly frustrating for those who need immediate updates on which systems they should be patched. Moreover, SAP users should consider these issues carefully before downloading the application.
As far as customization is concerned, the SAP hotnews feature is the only real downside. Although HotNews is accessible only through the SAP Solution Manager, it lacks many customizable features. It is free, and users can create alerts to receive updates. In addition to its limited search function, users should note that the SAP hotnews can be accessed only by SAP users. If you want to use the tool without restrictions, you should consider using the SAP ONE Support Launchpad instead.
SAP hotNews are notes that have a priority of one. Most of the time, they contain security-related content, like a vulnerability. Other times, they contain recommendations or legal changes. These notifications are not urgent. In contrast, SAP hotnews are a great resource for keeping up with the latest news in SAP. The app is free to download and is compatible with SAP ONE. Its content is easily accessed through the SAP ONE Support Launchpad.