Ivi.com was ordered by the court to shut down the service for TV streaming of programs to subscribers without the broadcasters' authorization. The company has decided to defend the ruling in court.
Ivi gives the service of watching live TV online. Ivi captures the signals of TV stations in New York, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles and with cost of $4.99 per month retransmits the TV streaming to subscribers. Under federal copyright law it serves as a cable TV system and should be able to get the compulsory license. The federal court's take on the matter is that live TV service re-transmission of signals will eventually bring a flaw into the law and may encourage bad practices among other license holders.
Posted by Amit Gupta on February 15th, 2013 :: Filed under Internet TV
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