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Old 02-08-2010, 02:37 PM
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Can he name the law Boxee is allegedly breaking?

If not, I can name the law he's breaking: slander.
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Zucker's an idiot. This is news?
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What a moron, SERIOUSLY..

What basis did he have to say it's illegal? What law were they breaking?

If this goes to federal court you can expect NBC/Hulu to lose miserably.

EDIT: That would be like suing firefox because people are viewing hulu with a non-preferred browser..
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Can he name the law Boxee is allegedly breaking?

If not, I can name the law he's breaking: slander.
Obviously voicing an opinion that something is illegal is not criminal slander. If the claim can be shown to be a deliberate misrepresentation and causes harm to Boxee, it could possibly bring a civil lawsuit claiming damages but that would be very rare in the business world. Personal opinions are generally protected by the first amendment, it is called freedom of speech. As far as i know, Boxee hasn't been shown to be a legal service or an illegal service in the courts and opinions will differ until that happens. I am not an attorney and the law is often not very logical in my opinion.

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Boxee’s contention is that they merely enable their users to view the content through the existing web service. “Boxee makes use of a browser to get into Hulu’s content - simillar to Firefox or Internet Explorer,” says Avner Ronen on Boxee’s official blog. “We don’t “take” the recording. We don’t copy it. We don’t put ads at the top of it. The recording additionally, the ads play like they certainly do on other browsers or on Hulu Desktop. And it certainly is legal to do so.”
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