TVEyes Downloads Aren't Fair Use, Judge Says

Law360, New York (August 25, 2015, 8:36 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge weighed in Tuesday on the remaining claims in Fox News Network's copyright lawsuit against media-monitoring Internet service TVEyes Inc., finding that a few of the service's side features are not protected by the fair use doctrine.

TVEyes provides around-the-clock television recording, which it then indexes and turns into a word-searchable database of clips for news organizations, politicians and others. Fox sued the company in 2013, claiming its unauthorized copying of its programming infringed its copyright.

Last September, U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ruled that TVEyes' core index-and-search functions were protected under the fair use doctrine,...

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