If You Are a New Jersey Bar or Restaurant Owner, Think Twice About Illegally Broadcasting That Hot Sporting Event
Sports bars and restaurants are abundant these days. It is difficult to find a community without at least one, if not many, such establishments within its midst. The idea, of course, is to attract patrons through television coverage of games and events on multiple sets throughout the seating area. Often these games and events are broadcast as pay-per-view events, meaning, of course, that the establishment must pay for its right to receive the broadcast.
It may be tempting on the part of the bar or restaurant owner to cheat – to try to intercept a broadcast signal so as to be able to display a game or event to customers without having to pay for it. New Jersey bar and restaurant owners, however, should beware: the illegal reception of pay-per-view programming could cost you thousands.
A recently decided case, J&J Sports Productions, Inc. v. Joseph Gencarelli, et al.,
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