Broadcasters succeed in temporarily shutting down streaming TV service

By Erin Geiger Smith (Reuters) – U.S. television broadcasters won a significant court battle on Thursday when a federal judge shut down an online television service in most parts of the country until a lawsuit on the issue is resolved. FilmOn allows users to watch live television on their computers or mobile devices by streaming local news broadcasts and national television programs. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, Walt Disney Co’s ABC and other networks sued FilmOn in May, claiming the service pays no licensing fees and is stealing their copyrighted content. …

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