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February 22, 2011
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NAB Response to Preliminary Injunction Against ivi

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Earlier today, the federal court in the southern district of New York granted a preliminary injunction against ivi, Inc. The injunction prevents ivi from streaming copyrighted television programming over the Internet.

Commenting, NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton said:

"NAB is gratified to learn that the federal court in New York has preliminarily enjoined ivi from continuing its illegal retransmission of broadcast signals over the internet. In granting the injunction, the court found that ivi should not 'be allowed to continue to steal plaintiffs' programming for personal gain until a resolution of this case on the merits'. We agree."

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