Big Film Sues Cablevision Over DVRs
“Hollywood studios and TV networks are asking a federal court to stop a video recording service that Cablevision Systems Corp. planned to start offering next month.
“The companies sued Cablevision, the nation’s sixth-largest cable TV provider, in U.S. District Court in New York on Wednesday, saying the service, known as a ‘network DVR,’ violated the companies’ copyrights.
“Cablevision announced in March that it would offer subscribers a way to retrieve recorded shows from the cable company’s system, rather than from a hard drive installed on a special set-top cable box.”
Gary Gentile. Cablevision Sued Over Planned DVR Service. BusinessWeek Online. May 25, 2006.
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