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@teksavvy.com
reply to Xsquid

Re: A New Trial?

IF you can rig a setup that takes in those signals that are beamed onto your propery that doesn't use any propietary equipment, it's an ownership thing. That's why antennas were used for so long, since once a signal is sent out, you really can't complain about reception anymore since you are not charging to have the signal provided to any particular location, you just give it out everywhere.

OTA sends the signals out free of charge or complaint. The issue is those signals are being repeated, but I'm sure Aereo can do that legally, since the service they provide is retransmission, not decryption. If you needed to decypt before viewing, then they'd have legs to stand on when arguing.

That's why sat signal theft is illegal, you need to break the encryption, which is generally viewed as wrong and theft of propietary property. Where is the theft involved over a signal sent out for free (paid for by advertisers)?


Transmaster
Don't Blame Me I Voted For Bill and Opus

join:2001-06-20
Cheyenne, WY
Like the Judge pointed out if Aereo is illegal the a person putting up a TV antenna is illegal as well. The Antenna is small because I believe it is a fractal style antenna, these are the kind of antennas that are in many cell phones and are electrically a lot larger then they seem.
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