“In a potential landmark ruling that could have a dramatic effect on the media landscape, a US federal judge has suggested that an online TV service should be treated like a traditional cable company,” James Vincent reports for The Verge.
“District Court Judge George W. Wu ruled that streaming company FilmOn could ‘potentially’ be entitled to a compulsory license to retransmit broadcasters’ copyrighted content — a privilege that has previously been denied to other internet streaming services including Ivi and Aereo,” Vincent reports. “The advisory is not final however, and in recognition of its ‘significant commercial importance,’ Wu has submitted it to a higher court of appeal for further scrutiny.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’ll see if it survives the court of appeal.