Broadcasters Victorious As Judge Rules Against Locast; Streaming TV App Not Exempt From Copyright Liability

Locast, founded by David Goodfriend, argues that its funding model qualifies for the statutory exemption because payments from users are re-invested in the organization to cover costs of “maintaining an operating an expanding system.” The judge noted that In 2020, Locast “made far more money from user charges than was necessary to defray its costs of maintaining and operating its service.” – Jill Goldsmith, Deadline Hollywood »