Have an antenna on your home? Wait for 'letter' from Broadcasters
The NAB already has huge lists of homes with antennas on them, it's only a matter of time before the 'local' broadcasters start sending out legal looking letters demanding fee payments from antenna owners. Wait for it. The airwaves no longer are owned by the public, but by the corporations/license holders (for which they paid nothing).
|reply to ArgMeMatey |
Re: One less excuse to sit around getting diabetes
said by ArgMeMatey:
Who cares? Seems clear that broadcast TV is on its last legs anyway.
To me it was more important from a "state of the technology" perspective than anything else. The content creators, broadcasters and subscription TV people would like nothing more than to freeze technology right where it is now. The Supremes just helped them do that.
I only thank the heavens we didn't have a Court like the current one for Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc.
|reply to tshirt |
Re: Not Surprising
But apparently it would be legal for me to rent the Tivo / Sling box from my local "Rent To Own" store and pay the ISP for power and Internet access.
I agree with Scalia. If Aereo ought not be doing this, then let Congress close the loophole by revising the copyright act to include DVR services. The problem is, it's going to have to be a ridiculous revision to hold that it's OK as long as it's in your home. Unless they don't hold that exception and we all lose the ability to record anything.
If you wish, read his entire dissent. He discusses copy machine shops and how they are not liable for a consumer walking in and violating copyright. That's the "secondary" liability he discusses and why ISPs enjoy exemption because that case has already been decided when the RIAA tried to sue ISPs for being an enabler of someone distributing their material. That's part of Aereo's claim. Per Aereo, they do not perform (direct liability) and they do not decide what customers watch (secondary liability). Scalia discussed Aereo in the terms of a copy machine shop that charges folks for access to the copier and signs them up for a free library card. What folks bring back from the library and copy is not the copy shop's decision nor can we ask them police such activities (like ISPs aren't asked to police whether or not the digital bits their customers transmit are legal).
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|reply to silentlooker |
Re: Good bye Aereo
You guys should know by now not to feed the troll.
|reply to Chubbysumo |
Surely been paid off by their lobbyist buddies.
I guess that since corporations are people, they feel that they are still doing their work for the people.
AFAIC, corporations are not people, and the country has lost its way, and is now not a country of WE THE PEOPLE, but one of them, the corporations.
"Understanding is a three-edged sword."
Forest Hills, NY
|reply to IPPlanMan |
Re: Aw crap...
thanks asshats - you just set cord cutters back another decade.
and I was expecting to see ala'carte cabletv before i died.
oh well... time to edit my bucket list.
|reply to ITALIAN926 |
Re: Licensed for unlimited retransmit fees
Once again a poster simply assumes because they can receive a digital signal with an antenna, everyone else can too.
This is wrong. That was one of the points behind Aereo... giving those people a rented antenna to receive these signals, which they are entitled to but could not receive with their own antennas.
|reply to ITALIAN926 |
said by ITALIAN926:
now they get to negotiate like the MSO's. They still potentially have a product to sell, and pay carriage like everyone else.
Wrong. Why do you think all other live streaming services have failed? The broadcasters will not license/negotiate with any exclusively OTT service provider, period.
Death of Aereo also means the death of free online streaming
Bye Youtube and Dailymotion. Free online streaming has been killed by Copyright maximalism.
Back to piracy
Now that SCOTUS has killed legal means of television over the internet, it's back to places like Ustream and torrents for live/recorded TV.