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March 18, 2013
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Supreme Court Denying Cert Petition to ivi

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Supreme Court today denied ivi's petition for review of a lower court ruling that the company violated the intellectual property rights of local and network television broadcasters by illegally re-transmitting those signals on the Internet.

The following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"NAB is pleased the Supreme Court refused to review the finding that iviís unauthorized retransmission of TV programming over the Internet without the permission of content owners is illegal."

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