Unfortunately for the major networks who filed suit in the Southern District of New York, the federal judge assigned to the case denied the preliminary injunction sought by the plaintiffs that would have shut down Aereo’s operations. Essentially, the judge was not convinced that the broadcasters would suffer irreparable harm. This decision permits Aereo to keep operating…for now.
Well, it seems that we may have another interesting copyright situation similar to my post about Zediva, but this time involving over-the-air broadcasts to your PC, smartphone or tablet. As initially reported through various media outlets such as Wired.com, technology startup Aereo claims to have found a way to provide internet-delivered TV to your laptop/tablet/smartphone […]
Unlike the seemingly never-ending Texas heat this past summer, at least the temperature of one dispute has cooled down (if not completely cooled off). On or about August 25, 2011, Facebook apparently settled its ongoing trademark dispute with parody site Lamebook (although I am sure Facebook does not legally agree with the “parody” characterization). As […]
UPDATE: Well…it seems as though that little “loophole” that start-up movie service Zediva was relying on for their business model may not be big enough to fit it. As you may recall from my previous posting here, Zediva launched on online movie rental service a few moths ago to compete with Netflix and others. Zediva […]
Recently, an online movie rental service called Zediva launched to some interesting controversy. Basically, Zediva allows a registered user to rent and view movies online as soon as they’re available on DVD. Take that, Amazon, Netflix and iTunes…right? Well, not exactly…