Seattle court sends ivi to New York

Top of the Brooklyn BridgeTVNewsCheck reports that a Seattle judge has dismissed’s lawsuit there. That suit asked the court to declare that ivi does not violate US copyright law.

That dismissal clears the way for a judge in New York to consider the suit filed there by broadcasters and other interested parties sued ivi for copyright violations. This is the same court that issued an injunction against FilmOn, which argued similarly that an old paragraph in the law allowed them to retransmit over-the-air channels through the internet.

Since that injunction, FilmOn has been limping along with its odd set of international channels (though no BBCs, darn it) and a few OTA channels that weren’t part of the suit against it. What will happen to ivi, and when? Stay tuned!

Update: More details are available at Broadcasting & Cable.