Judge Says Digital Streaming Service Infringes Broadcasters' Rights

A D.C. federal judge has ruled that FilmOn is liable for infringing the public performance rights of Fox Television and other major broadcasters and has dealt a blow to the digital streamer's argument that it is entitled to a compulsory license of programming. In the order, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer finds FilmOn X (which allowed network streams) to be an infringement of copyrights while giving FilmOn.TV (an affiliate with a library of shows and movies) and its founder Alki David a pass from liability.