The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the major film studios and TV networks of a ruling that would allow a New York cable company to offer subscribers "remote storage" -- that is, allow them to record television shows and movies and store them on a hard drive at the cable company rather than on their own digital video recorders. The studios and networks had claimed that the system infringes on their copyrights. The SCOTUS decision would allow Cablevision to offer subscribers the ability to record their favorite programs without the cable company having to provide them with settop hardware. Other cable companies have indicated that they plan to launch similar systems.

29/06/2009