Court Nixes Network-Wide Digital Recording System

Law360, New York (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Score one for cable-television program owners in the ever-evolving battle between media creation and consumer reproduction.

A federal judge in New York recently enjoined Cablevision from introducing its new network DVR system, which would have allowed consumers to record cable programs without having the recording equipment installed in their homes.

The heart of this case is Copyright Law’s ability to reach consumer copying even where the consumer is not the one doing the copying. (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation v. Cablevision Systems Corporation)

Cablevision is a...
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