Murky Decisions for FilmOn X
Lucy Plovnick's article, "Murky Decisions for FilmOn X," was published in Radio+Television Business Report on December 14, 2015. Ms. Plovnick has been following the “FilmOn X” case for RBR+TBVR. The case centers on whether the company can be considered a cable service.
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"On November 12, 2015, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled in Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al. v. FilmOn X, et al, that FilmOn X, a service providing paying subscribers with access to retransmitted broadcast signals over the Internet, did not qualify for the cable statutory license in Section 111 of the Copyright Act. The Section 111 statutory license allows cable systems to simultaneously retransmit broadcast signals into distant markets, provided that the cable operators submit royalties to the Copyright Office on a semi-annual basis and comply with all applicable FCC regulations."
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