In Fox Television Stations’ court battle with FilmOn in Washington, D.C., the court held that the Copyright Act forbids FilmOn from retransmitting Fox’s copyrighted programs over the Internet. And in New York, CBS Broadcasting had a big win against FilmOn, after a judge found its CEO to be in contempt of court. Now Aereo may attempt to distinguish its technology from FilmOn’s, as litigation proceeds.
For many years the FCC’s TV license renewal application has required mainly yes-or-no answers about compliance throughout the license term with various FCC requirements. For the upcoming renewal cycle, the FCC has added a new certification question about non-discriminatory television advertising sales agreements.