RedLasso Would Rather Fight Than Desist
May 30, 2008 at 2:11 PM (PT)
Video-sharing service REDLASSO has decided to fight a cease-and-desist order sent out by several TV networks, essentially saying its business is based on freedom of speech and not copyright infringement. Its press release asserted a First Amendment right "to provide social commentary on newsworthy events."
The various TV networks' cease-and-desist demanded that REDLASSO shut down YESTRDAY (THURSDAY, MAY 29th), yet the company continues to provide broadcast TV clips for embedding as it continues to work on licensing deals with the content providers..
"We believe what we're doing is legal otherwise we wouldn't be doing it," RedLasso COO Al McGowan told news blog NEWTEEVEE.
To help defend itself, RED LASSO hired MICHAEL JORDAN, former Westinghouse and CBS CEO, has joined the company as a senior adviser. He'll serve as a liaison between the company and complaining networks.