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by Revcb 07:10AM Wednesday Apr 23 2014

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zod5000

join:2003-10-21
Victoria, BC
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Sounds like Aereo is screwed.

I think Aereo is screwed. Sounds like the Supreme Court has no idea how it works, mentions its a technical invention to circumvent copyright law (which it is, and legally does circumvent copyright law), and doesn't see it different than cable.

It sounds like it's going to be one of those judgements from a bunch of people that don't understand the technology, thus don't see how it applies to the laws that permit it.

On the flip side, I'm not sure why content owners/cable lobbyists didn't petition state governments to make it illegal (as it is in many states already). I guess that would make it the next step.

The comments from the article about the case in the Supreme Court don't look promising at all.
Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

Re: Sounds like Aereo is screwed.

said by zod5000:

I think Aereo is screwed. Sounds like the Supreme Court has no idea how it works, mentions its a technical invention to circumvent copyright law (which it is, and legally does circumvent copyright law), and doesn't see it different than cable.

Sadly, I agree. The part where they view complying with the law as a evading the law through a loophole is like saying that people who drive under the speed limit are using a loophole to avoid getting tickets.

meeeeeeeeee

join:2003-07-13
Newburgh, NY

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May I ask?

I noticed this at the bottom of this morning's links:

"For our lilhurricane - You are so unbelievably, terribly missed. RIP"

I would hate to think that someone who has worked so hard to make this place the great place it is, is no longer here... I mean HERE. Over the years and a few incarnations I've watched lilhurricane defuse many situations (my OWN included) and contribute GREATLY to this place. Always intelligent and kind thoughts and constructive. Sorry if it's common knowledge and I missed it. Just want to know if I need to shake my fist up in the air and scream "WHY The Good Ones?"... and cry my eyes out.

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"when the people have suffered many abuses under the control of a totalitarian leader, they not only have the right but the duty to overthrow that government." - The U.S. Declaration of Independence