Jayaram Law Group, LTD. has filed a declaratory action in Federal Court in Chicago to declare it has not infringed the copyrights of a Chicago-based PBS licensee by retransmitting the station’s programs over the Internet.

The case is the latest in hotly contested and closely followed copyright litigation between and among FilmOn, the networks, and Aereo, FilmOn’s primary competitor in federal district and appellate courts around the country.  The case is the first of its kind filed in the 7th Circuit.