Ruling Against Fox News, Judge Says TVEyes Is Fair Use

Law360, New York (September 9, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Tuesday that media-monitoring Internet service TVEyes Inc. was mostly protected under the fair use doctrine, largely rejecting accusations from Fox News Network that the service would be liable for copyright infringement.

TVEyes provides around-the-clock recording of 1,400 television and radio stations, which it then indexes and turns into a word-searchable database of clips for users to watch. Subscribers include pretty much anyone who's interested in tracking media coverage: the White House, 100 current members of Congress, the Associated Press, city police departments, Goldman Sachs and many others.

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