Court Won't Block Dish's Free Starz Offer In Disney Row

Law360, New York (June 2, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT) -- In a contract and copyright battle in New York federal court, a judge on Thursday denied Walt Disney Co.’s request to temporarily block Dish Network LLC from broadcasting copyrighted Disney movies on the Starz channel without charging customers extra.

In a one-line order, U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York denied Disney’s motion for a preliminary injunction in its May complaint against Dish claiming the satellite TV provider violated an agreement as well as copyrights on popular movies by giving...
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