NY Court Slaps Down OTT Provider FilmOn

In response to broadcast networks' complaints, the New York Southern District Court issued a temporary restraining order against over-the-top (OTT) video provider FilmOn (www.filmon.com), stopping it from retransmitting free network TV. The court didn't buy Film...

In response to broadcast networks' complaints, the New York Southern District Court issued a temporary restraining order against over-the-top (OTT) video provider FilmOn (www.filmon.com), stopping it from retransmitting free network TV. The court didn't buy FilmOn's argument that it's exempt from copyright infringement liability as a cable system. The court is providing FilmOn with an opportunity to elaborate upon its "cable system" argument more thoroughly in a hearing on the networks' request for a preliminary injunction.
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