Cablevision Tests Boundaries Of Copyright Law

Law360 (March 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A popular cable provider is pushing the limits of copyright law by launching a service that stores viewer-recorded programs on the company’s own network servers, something experts predict may not be ‘fair use’ and could become a pivotal case in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cablevision Systems Corp. plans to launch a remote-storage video recorder service (RS-DVR) later this year. This is different from now-standard digital video recorders (DVRs), such as TiVo, because the data is stored remotely instead of on a consumer’s hard disk or set-top...
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