Rapidtv.com and multichannelnews are wrongly reporting that Aereokiller, FilmOn.com has been ordered to shut down. FilmOn’s founder Alki David has confirmed that FilmOn will be streaming in some areas of the United States after a judge order by George Wu granted the Big Four–ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX–their tentative preliminary injunction against David and Aereokiller LLC, FilmOn.com, FilmOn.TV Networks, Inc. and FilmOn.TV, Inc.
FilmOn’s lawyers are refuting the idea that FilmOn’s service is in violation of the Copyright Act. They state that the service simply allows viewers the convenience of watching their favorite broadcast television programs online. Judge Wu argued that the court “would find that defendants’ transmissions are public performances, and therefore infringe plaintiffs’ exclusive right of performance.” Judge Wu’s also acknowledged that his ruling could have limited effect if other courts in other jurisdictions are also dealing with the case.
David told ShockYa “…see [the]attached [court ruling–] we may be shut down in three cities out of twelve from retransmitting.”
David sent the court ruling to ShockYa, stating, “Attached you will see cities where the FilmOn service is available tonight. All four majors are available in these cities tonight and six more coming online in the next couple of weeks. Based on the Courts still undisclosed ruling we will still maintain the service in Miami, New York, Chicago, Washington DC., Boston, etc. [W]e remain strong in Central and East Coast cities.”
You can see the court ruling for yourself by clicking here.