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Experts Boost Appeal Filed By Cablevision

Publication Date: 
June 12, 2007
Daniel Wagner

Newday reports that Professor Larry Lessig is one of several academics supporting an appeal by Cablevision Systems:

"A group of prominent academics and industry experts has filed court briefs supporting Cablevision Systems Corp.'s appeal last week of a U.S. District Court ruling that barred the company from storing recorded content on its own servers rather than on subscribers' set-top recorders."


In a separate brief, a group of 28 professors - including Stanford University Law School's Lawrence Lessig, a well-known expert on intellectual property and technlogy issues - objected to the original ruling on narrower technological grounds, arguing that Cablevision's temporary recordings, only a few seconds long, do not constitute copies under federal copyright law.