The lawsuit, comes two months after the television networks complained in a letter to the closely held website that it violated copyright laws by running unauthorised clips and full-length programs. After receiving the letter, the lawsuit charges, “Redlasso, in fact, did not stop reproducing, publicly performing or publicly displaying the network’s programming and content.”
Redlasso declined to comment on the suit. But Redlasso previously said it had talked with the networks about how to design a service that would be useful to Web bloggers searching for news clips while building a business model that safeguards copyright protections.
Redlasso is a site that enables users – often bloggers – to create clips from TV broadcasts and then share them. The service is free, according to its website, which says it splits advertising revenue with producers and owners of the content