London School of Econ & Policy Study Shows File-Sharing HELPS Creative Industries

Source: TorrentFreak.com by Ernesto, Founder & EIC

“The London School of Economics and Political Science has released a new policy brief urging the UK Government to look beyond the lobbying efforts of the entertainment industry when it comes to future copyright policy. According to the report there is ample evidence that file-sharing is helping, rather than hurting the creative industries. The scholars call on the Government to look at more objective data when deciding on future copyright enforcement policies.”

Read the full article Piracy Isn’t Killing the Entertainment Industry, Scholars Say, at TorrentFreak.com

Recent 2nd Cir. ruling addresses tension between copyright & streaming

Source: Lexology.com by American Intellectual Property Law Ass’n (AIPLA) By: Attorneys James Rosenfeld & Eric Feder of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

As consumers increasingly obtain entertainment content on the Internet, media companies and technology start-ups are vying over models for the distribution of that content. This tension has spilled over into the courts, which must apply established copyright law to new technologies. In WNET v. Aereo, 712 F.3d 676 (2nd Cir. 2013), the 2nd Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction which would have prohibited the defendant’s system from streaming unlicensed broadcast television signals over the Internet. The television broadcasters that brought the suit against Aereo have not been deterred, seeking en banc review of the Aereo decision and bringing suit against copycat services in other jurisdictions.

Read the full article “2nd Circuit Affirms Denial of Preliminary Injunction in Internet Streaming Case” by Rosenfeld & Feder