[opendtv] Re: Cablevision to appeal network DVR ruling

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 13:15:36 -0400

At 11:20 AM -0400 3/26/07, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
I suppose this ruling makes it even more desirable to incorporate
digital receivers in recording devices available to consumers. And
again, what they call "remote-storage DVR" in this piece is actually a
device inside the cable network, not on consumer premises.

This decision was expected. I have been writing about this for years. The Fair Use legislation and rulings apply only to the consumer, not a middleman trying to make a buck leveraging the content owned by others.

That being said, on demand viewing of copyrighted content is a huge growing business for cable. But this requires that the cable company obtain the rights to the content and share the revenues generated.


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