Locast Reacts To N.Y. Federal Court Ruling Favoring ‘Big Four’ Networks


More than two years ago, America’s “Big Four” broadcast television networks united in seeking to stop a streaming service from bringing over-the-air channels to their users without the requisite retransmission consent agreements.

On August 31, a New York Federal District Court finally offered a glimmer of what could be a rough ride ahead for the David Goodfriend-helmed Locast. He declined to honor a request from the controversial donation-based service for summary judgment in the case, which focuses on copyright infringement. Why? Its non-profit argument may be full of holes.

Late in the day Wednesday (9/1), Locast reacted.

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