Cablevision’s appeal of a federal court ruling that determined its planned network DVR service would have violated content providers’ copyrights is on the fast track. The appeal is slated to be heard in the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit during the week of Aug 6. Cablevision filed its brief this week backing up its call for a reversal. It continues to argue that the only significant difference between its remote storage DVR and traditional DVRs and VCRs is where the copies of programming are stored. "By moving them to a central locations, Cablevision can offer time-shifting capabilities more affordably. Copyright holders have no right to demand that consumers conduct otherwise lawful time shifting by inefficient means," the MSO said.

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