US Appeals Court Revives Case Against CBS

A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit accusing CBS Corp. and CBS Radio of copyright infringement for playing digitally remastered songs recorded before 1972 by Al Green, the Everly Brothers, Jackie Wilson and others on radio stations and online.

District Court Judge Shuts Down FilmOn X

In what could be a death-knell to Aereo-like services that retransmit local TV programming over the Internet without paying broadcasters, a Washington, D.C., judge on Thursday issued an injunction to stop FilmOn X. Siding with local broadcasters, District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ruled FilmOn X’s service violates copyright laws.

Broadcasters Lose Round One Against Aereo

A judge dismisses an unfair competition claim over the online video service, leaving a copyright infringement claim still to be determined.

Broadcasters Take Diller’s Aereo To Court

New York TV stations filed two lawsuits on Thursday against Aereo, a start-up company backed by Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp that seeks to distribute the stations via the Internet to paying subscribers. The stations are seeking an injunction to stop Aereo from releasing its product to the public (it is set to do so on March 14). They are also seeking monetary damages for what they claim are Aereo’s violations of the Copyright Act.

Judge Dismisses Reality Show Ideas Theft Lawsuit

Nikki Finke’s Court Fight With THR Set For July ’13

ABC, Endemol Settle ‘Wipeout’ Copyright Lawsuit

Lawsuit Claiming ‘Wipeout’ A Copycat Show Settles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Japanese television network has settled a lawsuit with ABC and a leading reality TV production company over allegations that the series “Wipeout” is a rip-off of several Japanese game shows. The Tokyo Broadcasting System sued ABC in late 2008, claiming the obstacle-course game show closely resembles several Japanese shows. It […]

Comedy Central Prevails In ‘South Park’ Lawsuit

Viacom To Court: Scrap YouTube Ruling

The company’s lawyer tells a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan that a lower court judge was wrong to rule that Google Inc.’s popular video service was protected from copyright infringement claims.

NBC Prevails In ‘My Name Is Earl’ Copyright Suit

Broadcast-TV-On-Net Service Pushes Ahead

Bamboom Labs, the latest company seeking to redistribute broadcast TV signals over the Internet, is inviting viewers in New York to become beta testers of the service. Based in Long Island City, N.Y., Bamboon proposes to serve subscribers and circumvent copyright laws that have frustrated others by assigning each sub his or her own antenna and space in the Bamboom cloud. Subs can either stream the broadcast signals to their desktops or mobile broadband devices live or record them for playback at their convenience.

Disney Sues Dish Over Free Starz Offer

Walt Disney Co. filed a copyright suit against satellite television operator Dish Network Corp. for distributing popular movies including Disney’s Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland on a free tier for Dish subscribers.

FilmOn Founder Says He Is Suing CBS, CNET

FilmOn founder Alki David says he plans to sue CBS and its CNET tech website for “illegal distribution of DRM [digital rights management] removal software as well as the illegal distribution of file sharing software with malicious intent to infringe on copyright.”

Viacom Adds Backers In YouTube Suit

The Associated Press, Microsoft, and musical group The Eagles are among dozens of organizations now urging an appellate court to rule in Viacom’s favor in its copyright infringement lawsuit against Google’s YouTube.