2nd Circuit: Internet company enjoined from streaming copyrighted TV shows

September 21, 2012 – In The News
Thomson Reuters

A federal appeals court has upheld a preliminary injunction, granted to major television studios, local affiliates and other content creators, that prevents a Seattle-based company from streaming copyrighted television shows over the Internet.

The lower court agreed with WPIX Inc., a New York City television station, and the other plaintiffs, including ABC, NBC Universal and PBS, that streaming-television provider ivi Inc. did not qualify as a “cable system” under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 111.