January 12, 2014

AEREO CASE GOES TO THE SUPREME COURT: “The dispute in brief: Aereo works by using a litany of antennas to gather the over-the-air TV broadcasts for a given city (yes, it still goes out over the air), then charging users $8 a month to stream this network television from one of those antennas to the user’s TV or devices, and record it to a DVR. Unsurprisingly, the powers that be at TV networks see this as infringement—Aereo taking their copyrighted programming and reselling it without their permission. Aereo says it is not illegally rebroadcasting network TV, but simply collecting a resource that’s freely available and allowing users to access it on more devices.” They won in the Court of Appeals.