Heads Up for a Ruling on the ‘”Remote DVR” Petition for Certiorari

24 06 2009

==[UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari on June 29, 2009.]]

The petition we are talking about here is the petition for certiorari filed in the US. Supreme Court in the case more formally known as The Cartoon Network LP, LLP  v. CSC Holdings, Inc. (2d Cir. 2008), petition for cert. filed sub nom. Cable News Network, Inc. v. CSC Holdings, Inc. The dispute concerns Cablevision’s plans to deploy a remote DVR system that would permit subscribers to record content broadcast over the Cablevision network to remote servers maintained by Cablevision, for playback at will. Cablevision brought the action seeking a declaratory judgment that the deployment and use of the system would not infringe the copyrights of content owners who provide programming to Cablevision.

Talking about video recorders and copyright is, of course, a U.S. Supreme Court déjà vu moment – the Court ruled in 1984 in Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984), that the sale of home video recorders used to tape television program for later viewing did not constitute contributory copyright infringement.


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