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Court orders ivi TV to stop retransmitting TV programming via the Internet
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2011

In a closely watched case, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a preliminary injunction ordering ivi, Inc. (pronounced "ivy") to immediately stop retransmitting broadcast television programming over the Internet


Non-compete update
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2008

In our June 30, 2008 Mass Media Update, we noted that the FCC's Media Bureau had issued a decision that purports to ban the use of programming-based non-compete contracts


Keeping the faith: Ninth Circuit reinstates ban on political and issue ads in public broadcasting
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2014

Corporations and advocacy groups seeking to place political and issue advertisements on noncommercial educational TV or radio stations (often


Federal Circuit patent bulletin: Starhome GmbH v. AT&T Mobility LLC
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2014

"A construction that excludes a preferred embodiment 'is rarely, if ever, correct and would require highly persuasive evidentiary support.'" On


The POM Wonderful saga: FTC final order bars POM’s health claims
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

On January 10, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its long-awaited final ruling in the Agency's administrative case against POM


Virginia radio stations seek judgment to avoid internet streaming royalties
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2014

Radio stations streamed over the Internet that restrict their audience to a 150-mile radius through geo-fencing should not have to pay copyright


Professional services exclusion ambiguous as to service not specified within exclusion
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2012

A New York trial court has held that a professional services exclusion is ambiguous as applied to art authentication services where the exclusion lists other unrelated services as examples of excluded activity


U.S. Supreme Court declines to consider Cablevision challenge to must-carry
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States denied Cablevision's petition for a writ of certiorari asking the Court to consider whether carriage of broadcast station WRNN violates the must-carry statute and the First and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution


Cablevision challenges must-carry in U.S. Supreme Court
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2010

On January 27, 2010, Cablevision Systems Corporation filed a petition for a writ of certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether carriage of broadcast station WRNN violates the must-carry statute and the First and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution


Third Circuit vacates newspaperbroadcast cross-ownership rule and upholds FCC's retention of other media ownership rules
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2011

On July 7, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its opinion in Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC (Prometheus II), which is the latest in a series of cases challenging decisions of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) in periodic reviews of its media ownership rules pursuant to Section 202(h) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996