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Court dismisses Hulu challenge against VPAA class action suit

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 18 2012

Hulu was dealt a legal defeat last week by a U.S. district court, which rejected the online video streaming provider’s motion for dismissal of a class action lawsuit that accuses Hulu of violations of the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act (VPAA

Judge denies injunctive relief in Aereo case

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 13 2012

Aereo, a startup venture that recently began offering live television broadcasts online to New York City customers, won an important legal reprieve on Wednesday as a U.S. District Court judge denied the request of five major broadcasters for a preliminary injunction that would have shut down the Aereo service pending the outcome of a jury trial

Supreme Court refuses review of media ownership rules, Super Bowl indecency fine

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 6 2012

Broadcasters were dealt a defeat last Friday by the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to consider their appeal of a Third Circuit Court ruling that upheld the FCC’s decision in 2008 to retain the television-radio cross ownership and television duopoly rules

FCC’s decisions on fleeting expletives overturned by Supreme Court

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 22 2012

By a vote of 8-0, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated fines and other penalties imposed by the FCC on the Fox and ABC television networks for utterances of “fleeting” expletives and the display of brief nudity during broadcasts in 2002 and 2003

Broadcast networks, DISH Network trade lawsuits over ad-skipping DVR

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 1 2012

DISH Network’s introduction of a new digital video recorder (DVR) that allows users automatically to skip prime time TV commercials has sparked opposing lawsuits

Second Circuit clarifies the scope of safe harbor protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 5 2012

On April 5, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important decision clarifying the contours of the “safe harbor” provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that limits the liability of online service providers for copyright infringement that occurs “by reason of the storage at the direction of a user of material that resides on a system or network controlled or operated by or for the service provider.”

Broadcasters file suit against Aereo online video service

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 9 2012

The four major television networks joined with various other media groups in filing two separate lawsuits late last week that seek to block a new service that would stream broadcast television signals to customers with web-enabled devices in the New York City area

Social networks not liable for monitoring of pirated content, says EU high court

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union
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  • February 24 2012

In a development hailed by European Digital Rights as a “win for fundamental freedoms,” the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decreed that operators of social networking websites are not obligated to install blanket filtering systems that monitor and remove copyrighted content that is posted illegally

Texas cable franchise law overturned by appeals court

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 20 2012

Time Warner Cable (TWC) and other cable incumbents in the State of Texas were handed a victory last Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Supreme Court, broadcasters debate constitutionality of FCC indecency rules

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 13 2012

During oral arguments concerning the government’s appeal of a Second Circuit Court ruling against FCC findings of indecency that pertain to “fleeting expletives” on live television, justices of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared amenable to the notion that the FCC still has a constitutional role to play in regulating broadcast indecency