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Hollywood Sues Cablevision over Planned Network DVR

Categories: BigMedia v NewTech

Hollywood studios and TV networks are asking a U.S. District Court in New York to stop a network-based video recording service that Cablevision Systems Corp. planned to start offering next month alleging the service violates their copyrights. Cablevision’s network DVR allows users to record and pause TV, just like normal DVRs, but instead of storing shows on a local machine, they’re stored on Cablevision’s servers and streamed over the network.

Sources: CNet Business Week | LA Times (AP) | Reuters | Washington Post (Reuters) | ars technica | Newsday | Broadcasting & Cable

Dale’s Comment: The only thing surprising about this lawsuit is that it took this long for Hollywood to file suit! :)

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