MediaCorp Versus RecordTV Copyright Violation Case

1 Dec

SINGAPORE: The Court of Appeals has reversed a High Court decision that Internet start-up RecordTV infringed copyright laws by allowing users to record programmes shown on MediaCorp's Channel 5, Channel 8 and Channel NewsAsia.

Damages are to be assessed.

In 2007, RecordTV sued MediaCorp for millions of dollars for groundless threats of copyright infringement. MediaCorp then counter sued and won the case against RecordTV last December in the High Court.

A MediaCorp spokesperson said any further decision will only be made after the company has had a chance to review fully the decision of the Court.

However, the company noted that viewers are now able to watch MediaCorp's video content online with the launch of xinmsn, an online portal by MediaCorp and Microsoft.

Xinmsn offers online viewers MediaCorp content for free on a delayed basis.

– CNA/ir

Channel News Asia

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