TiVo Braces For Copyright Battle With Entertainment Giants

Law360, New York (July 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- TiVo, a vendor of digital video recorders, is bracing for a legal battle with entertainment companies over a technology that would allow users to watch copies of television programs and films on devices outside their homes.

In a strategy that has raised red flags among copyright holders, TiVo has applied for Federal Communications Commission approval for a plan to make programming recorded over its devices more portable.

This fall, the company plans to roll out a system that will allow programs to be transferred from the...
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