The Fight For Streaming Royalties Is Going Over The Top

Law360, New York (May 3, 2016, 11:58 AM EDT) -- As on-demand streaming continues to upend the television industry, we have been waiting patiently to see how this realignment might manifest itself in the courtroom. Thus far, we have seen copyright fights in which broadcasters have taken down upstart streamer Aereo and industry groups have pursued pirate streaming sites like Popcorn Time. But one staple of the Hollywood legal diet, the profit participation (or royalties) dispute, has made few appearances in this new landscape. However, a recently filed case shows that this may finally be changing, and the industry would be wise to take note of how royalty fights may evolve as a result....

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