CEA Lauds Supreme Court Remote DVR Decision
The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Cablevision's remote digital video recorder Monday in a decision that garnered the praise of CEA President and CEO, Gary Shapiro. In an announcement, he said, "We applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for letting stand a decision that supports the growth of technology and innovation."
The controversy was sparked when a petition argued the illegality of Cablevision's remote DVR service. The Cablevision DVR service allows viewers to record television shows onto a remote storage system offered by the company.
CEA declared the ruling a triumph. "From a common-sense point of view, the Court's decision was a slam-dunk. The Court has already ruled that consumers have the right to time-shfit television shows. Whether the bits reside in a box under your TV or an box in a cable field office is not relevant...We commend the Supreme Court for protecting out ability to innovate and ensure American remains the world's technology leader," Shapiro commented.