Intellectual property and technology news: TV Catchup caught out?
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down its decision on the copyright questions referred by the UK High Court in the long-running battle between ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and TV Catchup (TVC). Copyright owners will be relieved that the CJEU has confirmed that streaming content via the internet constitutes the infringing act of communication to the public.
TVC offers an internet television broadcasting service. The service permits its members to receive, via the internet, live streams of UK free-to-air television broadcasts, including television broadcasts transmitted by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 on their computers, tablets, smart phones and games consoles. Members can only gain access to content which they are already legally entitled to watch in the UK under their television licence. The service is geo-blocked to prevent reception outside the UK.
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