Locast to Pay $32M to Broadcasters to Settle Copyright Lawsuit

While technically, the judge hadn’t yet ruled that Locast had violated copyright, only that Locast couldn’t raise its primary affirmative defense (the service had other defenses), the parties had made an unusual agreement at the start of litigation. Broadcasters got Locast to agree to an injunction in the event a federal judge rejected its key defense. The broadcasters quickly sought to hold Locast to that promise, and in mid-September, just in time for the NFL season and MLB playoffs, where millions of cord-cutters may have looked to Locast for telecasts of local games, the judge agreed. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/3Eib3fA