Archive for November, 2010

The Cablevision Case — 2 Years Later

The Cyberlaw Clinic and Harvard Law School‘s Journal of Law and Technology hosted a fantastic talk earlier this month by David Hosp of Boston law firm Goodwin Procter LLP and Ed Weiss, formerly of Time Warner, Inc. and currently General Counsel for New England Sports Ventures, about Cartoon Network v. CSC Holdings, 536 F.3d 121 (2nd Cir. 2008), known as the “Cablevision” case.   The case concerned the legality of a “Remote Storage Digital Video Recorder” or “RS-DVR” system, and it has enormous ramifications as more and more content moves off individuals’ hard drives and into the cloud.

The JOLT Digest has a post that summarizes the presentation, which offered some unique perspectives on this important decision.