Fox secures permanent injunction against TVEyes


Broadcaster Fox has successfully prevented news archivist organisation TVEyes from allowing users to download and share copyright-protected news footage.

TVEyes allows users to search, stream and download news footage it has collected from a number of broadcasters from across the world.

However, Fox took exception to what it said was an infringing use of its content and sought an injunction from the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The district court had ruled in August that by allowing users to download archived content, and search for content using dates and times, and offering an e-mail-sharing feature, TVEyes had infringed Fox’s copyright.

On November 6 it followed up the ruling by ordering a permanent injunction against TVEyes to stop it from providing such services.

The injunction will take effect on December 14, 2015. 

Fox; TVEyes; fair use; US District Court for the Southern District of New York

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