Russian Streaming TV Website to Face Copyright Claims

Feb. 22, 2019, 3:23 PM

A website that streams television shows in the U.S. that were originally produced and broadcast in Russia will face copyright infringement claims here, a federal district court said.

The website, Russian TV, is a New York corporation. It provides unauthorized access to Russian programmer Channel One’s content in the U.S., the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said.

Channel One claimed Russian TV either accesses and decrypts its satellite signal to Russian cable operators or intercepts its already decrypted digital programming after it’s distributed to those operators.

Russian TV then stores the programming on content delivery ...

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