Public Knowledge Pleased with ‘Cablevision’ OutcomeJune 29, 2009
The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
‘We are very pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear a challenge to Cablevision’s Remote Digital Recording Service.
“From a common-sense point of view, the lower court, and the U.S. Solicitor General, were correct in their interpretation of the copyright law that a recording is a recording, whether done on a set-top box or at the cable head-end, as Cablevision’s proposed service allows. By following the recommendation of the Solicitor General by not taking the case, the Supreme Court has struck a blow for the rights of consumers and for innovation.
“Consumers will benefit from lower costs and more recording options, while cable companies will see greater efficiencies in their operations.”