Preliminary Injunction Denied In Massachusetts Internet DVR Copyright Dispute

BOSTON - Citing rulings from other jurisdictions addressing similar allegations of copyright infringement via digital technology, a Massachusetts federal judge on Oct. 8 found that a Boston area television station was unlikely to succeed on its infringement claims and denied the station's motion to preliminarily enjoin a firm from offering Internet-based digital video recording (DVR) services of its programming (Hearst Stations Inc. d/b/a WCVB-TV v. Aereo Inc., No. 1:13-cv-11649, D. Mass.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146825).

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