[LINK] Canadian web site carrying U.S. shows is closed as judge awaits
Tue, 1 Feb 2000 18:21:42 +1100
Source: Edupage, 31 January 2000
CANADIAN WEB SITE CARRYING U.S. SHOWS IS CLOSED AS JUDGE AWAITS
Judge Donald Ziegler of the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh
granted a temporary restraining order shutting down Canadian Web
site iCraveTV.com, which had been accused in two lawsuits of
stealing programming from American TV networks and offering it as
content on its site. One lawsuit that was filed by the Motion
Picture Association of America, CBS, ABC, and Fox claimed that
iCraveTV engaged in one of the largest intellectual property
thefts in U.S. history. The other lawsuit was filed by the
National Basketball Association and the National Football League.
ICraveTV cannot continue operating until it shows that it is
capable of preventing U.S. Internet users from accessing the
site, according to the terms of Judge Ziegler's order.
ICraveTV's CEO said the company would look at all its options,
including the possibility of using a stronger security system to
keep U.S. Internet users from accessing the site.
(Wall Street Journal, 31 Jan 2000)
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