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Posted in Broadcasting, Internet Winston MaxwellCamille Pecnard

French Court: Important ruling on ‘must carry’ override issue in real-time streaming case

Leaving in place the lower court’s €1million damages award, the Paris Court of Appeals recently held that the live streaming website “PlayTV” infringed both the broadcaster’s “neighboring rights” in the broadcast, and the copyright in the underlying programs. This part of the decision is not a surprise. It confirms that picking up broadcast signals, and making the programs available via … Continue Reading

Posted in Policy & Regulation

D.C. Circuit Sends FCC Media Ownership Joint Sales Agreement Appeal to Third Circuit

A little over a week before oral arguments were scheduled to be heard, a federal court handed off the pending appeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial Joint Sales Agreement rules to a new court.  The case, Howard Stirk Holdings, LLC v. FCC, involves appeals of the FCC’s failure to complete its 2010 quadrennial review, as well as challenges … Continue Reading