Locast Streaming Hit With Permanent Injunction in Copyright Case

Sept. 15, 2021, 11:55 PM

Locast, a New York-based streaming service that captures and retransmits television broadcast signals, was permanently enjoined from operating Wednesday by a federal judge in the state, pursuant to a copyright case.

The defendants may request a stay of the injunction pending appeal, Judge Louis L. Stanton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said.

The court determined in August that Locast, which advertised itself as a nonprofit, wasn’t exempt under the Copyright Act from paying to transmit over-the-air broadcast signals, in a win for CBS Studios Inc. as well as other major broadcast networks. The ...

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