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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of “Remote DVR” Case

The Supreme Court today declined to reconsider a 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision holding that Cablevision’s "remote storage digital video recorder" would not infringe copyright. CDT and a number of others had argued to the 2nd Circuit that a finding of copyright infringement had the potential to chill innovation in a wide range of emerging products that use the Internet to provide storage and computing functions from remote locations. The Supreme Court’s action effectively ends the significant threat posed by a lower court’s 2007 ruling of infringement.