Interference with “Pay-Per-View” Billing Information Prohibited under Section 553 and DMCA

17 02 2009

Author: Morgan Galland

Defendants, Jon Chaffee, Amy Chaffee and Ramalda Bou (“Chaffee”), appealed a summary judgment decision of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island holding that defendants violated the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, 47 U.S.C. § 553(a)(1), and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 1201. Chaffee argued that summary judgment was improperly granted and that Plaintiff CoxCom lacked standing to sue. Chaffee also appealed the District Court’s bench trial decision granting damages and injunctive relief. The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed in all respects.


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