Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Networks Sue BarryDriller.com for Copyright Infringement
Both Barry Diller's Aereo website and a similar streaming website called BarryDriller.com have been sued for copyright infringement by many major networks. These sites allow streaming of local and broadcast television channels. The networks claim that this is an infringement of their public performance right under the Copyright Act. Copyright infringement attorneys will be paying close attention because a loss would severely reduce the scope of the public performance right in the digital distribution age.