A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court injunction that barred early streaming service IVI from rebroadcasting network and TV station signals over the Internet. IVI, which launched in 2010, had argued that it was the same as a cable system and should be allowed to retransmit the signals of ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, the CW and other networks and TV station groups under compulsory licensing provisions of copyright law. The U.S. District Court found that IVI was not the same as a cable system and issued an injunction against IVI’s Internet retransmission of copyrighted programming. The 2nd Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the lower court’s February 2011 injunction against IVI and CEO Todd Weaver. You can read that ruling here. It’s not clear whether the 2nd Circuit’s ruling today will have any bearing on Barry Diller’s startup streaming service Aereo and a rival, Alki David’s BarryDriller.com, which adopted a name that mimics Diller’s. Both of those have multiple lawsuits pending.
Appeals Court Upholds Ban On TV Streaming Service IVI
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