Networks Argue To 9th Circuit That Internet Rebroadcaster Is Not A Cable Company

Mealey's (May 18, 2016, 11:57 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — In a May 16 reply brief in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, a group of television networks seek reversal of a lower court ruling that deemed an Internet rebroadcaster of their programs to potentially be a “cable system” that is eligible for compulsory copyright licenses under Section 111 of the Copyright Act (Fox Television Stations Inc., et al. v. Aereokiller LLC, et al., No. 15-56420, 9th Cir.).

(Appellant reply available. Document #24-160519-046B.)

The networks contend that the statute’s definitions are technology-specific...
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