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Ralph Lauren, Google EU, Gazprom: Intellectual Property

TVEyes Inc., a company that creates a searchable database of the content broadcast by more than 1,400 television and radio stations, doesn’t violate the copyright of Fox News Network, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled yesterday.

Judge Alvin Hellerstein said that the 24-hour monitoring service “enables its subscribers to track when keywords or phrases of interest are uttered on the television or radio.” He noted that among the more than 2,200 subscribers are members of Congress, the White House, and local police departments. Bloomberg LP, as well as Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, where Hellerstein was a partner before becoming a federal judge, also use the service.