No Compulsory License for Internet Retransmissions of Broadcast TV



Sarah Bro wrote this bylined article on a Ninth Circuit panel ruling which reversed the district court and held that Internet streaming service FilmOn did not qualify as a cable system under the Copyright Act and therefore is not eligible for a compulsory license to stream copyrighted content from broadcast television signals. FilmOn has petitioned for en banc review by the full Ninth Circuit, Ms. Bro noted.