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Cloud-based TV storage needs rights holder's consent – EU court

Thursday 30 November 2017 | 16:19 CET | News
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that storing copies of off-air TV programmes on a cloud platform for later access by subscribers amounts to communication to the public and requires the consent of copyright holders. The CJEU's judgment comes after an Italian court requested guidance in a dispute between UK-based 'video cloud recorder' VCAST and Italian broadcaster RTI (Reti Televisive Italiane), owned by Mediaset. Following a pre-emptive suit from VCAST, the Turin District Court provisionally blocked VCAST on the grounds that recording and making TV programmes

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Mediaset
Countries: Europe / Italy
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