[opendtv] Re: Cablevision to appeal network DVR ruling

  • From: "Dale Kelly" <dalekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 09:18:19 -0700

Craig wrote:
> But this requires that the cable company 
> obtain the rights to the content and share the revenues generated.

sort of like retransmission consent.....?
Dale

> -----Original Message-----
> From: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Craig Birkmaier
> Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 10:16 AM
> To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [opendtv] Re: Cablevision to appeal network DVR ruling
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> Regards
> Craig
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