Mar 21, 2014

Rights holders closely watching online TV streaming fight

Rights holders closely watching online TV streaming fight

Advocate Daily Post

Broadcast rights holders on both sides of the border are keeping a close eye on an ongoing battle between an online TV streaming service and the big networks, as the case heads to the U.S. Supreme Court, says Toronto lawyer Kevin Fisher.

While both the New York Federal Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts refused an injunction request by a number of TV stations to block the Aereo Internet-based TV streaming service last year, Fisher, litigation partner with Basman Smith LLP, says there have been conflicting decisions in other circuit courts in the United States relating to the injunction, in cases involving Aereo and a similar service.

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Photography by Paul Stevenson

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