FilmOn X Loses Bid To Join Aereo Supreme Court Case

By | Monday March 3, 2014 @ 9:05am PST

DJP LEGAL BADGEAlki David‘s streaming service will get a chance to participate in the broadcasters’ case against Aereo before the Supreme Court on April 22. FilmOn X filed a motion for leave to intervene in early February on … Read More »

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FilmOn X Wants In On U.S. Supreme Court Case Over Aereo

By | Monday February 3, 2014 @ 6:00am PST

filmon_logo__131012030756__131015221615__131022232305Alki David‘s streaming service “merely seeks to participate in the briefing and oral argument” at the high court it says in a motion to intervene. The main reason: Courts have enjoined FilmOn X from offering over-the-air broadcast signals via the … Read More »

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FilmOn X Found In Contempt Of Court But Not Fined Over Ban Violation

By | Monday November 25, 2013 @ 12:45pm PST

A federal judge today found the Alki David-run free-TV-over-the-Internet company in contempt of court for violating a nearly nationwide ban. Hoping to avoid Judge Rosemary Collyer’s wrath, FilmOn X claimed in late October that it was system error that led to copyrighted programming from Fox, NBC and ABC being played on the service in the Boston area in September. Despite her order on September 5 for FilmOn X to go dark everywhere but in New York, Connecticut and Vermont, the DC-based judge did not impose a fine on the company for its one-day indiscretion. Collyer did say in a hearing Monday that she would fine FilmOn X $20,000 a day if there was a repeat of the mistake — intentionally or not. Read More »

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FilmOn X Claims It’s Not In Contempt Of Court – Just Clumsy

By | Tuesday October 22, 2013 @ 4:33pm PDT

On day of the deadline set by a federal judge last week to explain why she shouldn’t hold FilmOn X in contempt of court for violating a nearly nationwide ban, the Alki David-run free-TV-over-the-Internet company basically said “Oops.” Calling the looming contempt “a drastic remedy,” FilmOn X on Monday said it was simply a mistake that it had copyrighted programming from Fox Broadcasting, ABC and NBC playing in the Boston area after DC-based Judge Rosemary Collyer’s order on September 5 to pull the plug everywhere but in New York, Connecticut and Vermont. “At worst, FilmOn X’s testing of its software inadvertently allowed a limit number of users in the First Circuit to access copyrighted programming for a brief period of time after the Hearst decision. Upon discovering that this error had occurred, FilmOn X immediately and voluntarily took corrective action before Plaintiffs brought this issue to this Court’s attention,” said the 15-page response filing from the company (read it here). Read More »

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FilmOn X Loses Bid For Trimmed Injunction Based On Aereo Boston Win

By | Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 3:22pm PDT

FilmOn X didn’t gain any traction from Aereo‘s legal win in Massachusetts last week. In fact, today’s decision by a DC-based federal judge to deny the Alki David-run free-TV-over-the-Internet company a modification to the almost nationwide preliminary injunction ordered on September 5 might have landed FilmOn X in more legal hot water. “It appears that FilmOn X may be acting in defiance of this Court’s Preliminary Injunction, possibly by retransmitting Plaintiff’s copyrighted broadcast programming in the Boston area,” the 3-page ruling (read it here) from Judge Rosemary Collyer said, referring to her ruling last month in favor of Fox Broadcasting, ABC and NBC. The judge is giving FilmOn X 6 days to explain why she shouldn’t hold them in contempt of court.

Related: Broadcasters Petition Supreme Court To Review Aereo Case

The latest legal hand-slap comes after FilmOn X on October 10 petitioned the court to add Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine to the states not covered by the injunction. It cited the October 10 denial of an injunction sought by a Hearst-owned ABC affiliate against Aereo in Massachusetts as legal justification, but today the judge distinctly disagreed and told FilmOn X to check its facts and courts. Read More »

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FilmOn X Claims Aereo Boston Win Limits Broadcasters’ Injunction

By | Friday October 11, 2013 @ 8:18pm PDT

The government may be shut down but the streaming wars are going on and on in the nation’s capital. Broadcasters today petitioned the Supreme Court over Aereo and fellow streaming service FilmOn X is … Read More »

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