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Major movie studios and entertainment companies sued RecordTV.com last week,

6/18/2000 08:00:00 PM Eastern

Major movie studios and entertainment companies sued RecordTV.com last week, charging the Web site with copyright violations, trademark infringement and unauthorized performances. MGM Studios, Disney, Twentieth Century FOX, Columbia TriStar, Paramount, Universal and Time Warner and subsidiaries of those companies asked the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to enjoin the site. RecordTV.com allows users to record cable and TV programs over the Web and play them back on their computers at any time. "We have no problem with RecordTV's use of new technologies. However, RecordTV is clearly not investing its own capital to create programming," said Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America. "Rather, they have chosen to construct a business model based on the theft of ours."

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