FilmOn Battle Before 9th Circ. May Scramble TV Economics

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit will hear arguments Tuesday on the legality of FilmOn X LLC's television streaming service, and its eventual ruling could send the case straight to the U.S. Supreme Court and further alter the economic structure of television.

Because the Second Circuit ruled in April that rival service Aereo — a nearly identical product to FilmOn X — is legal, a Ninth Circuit ruling to the contrary would create a circuit split over what type of online transmissions represent an unauthorized public performance of copyrighted...
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