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the corporate empire mauls Aereo

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posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 03:30 PM
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www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/24/what-need-to-know-about-aereo-s upreme-court-case/

The Supreme Court is close to ruling on a tussle between television broadcasters and Aereo, a two-year-old company that owns thousands of little, dime-sized antennas in cities across the country. The equipment captures over-the-air signals, then stores the content and streams it to Aereo’s customers, who pay $8 or $12 a month for the service, depending how much content they want.
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posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: radiotracker350

The equipment captures over-the-air signals, then stores the content and streams it to Aereo’s customers, who pay $8 or $12 a month for the service, depending how much content they want.


You can watch live too. Storage is just for DVR features. Aereo and FilmOn are great for folks like me living in broadcast dead zones.

Statement from Aereo:


New York, New York (June 25, 2014) - The following statement can be attributed to Aereo CEO and Founder, Chet Kanojia:

"Today's decision by the United States Supreme Court is a massive setback for the American consumer. We've said all along that we worked diligently to create a technology that complies with the law, but today's decision clearly states that how the technology works does not matter. This sends a chilling message to the technology industry. It is troubling that the Court states in its decision that, 'to the extent commercial actors or other interested entities may be concerned with the relationship between the development and use of such technologies and the Copyright Act, they are of course free to seek action from Congress.' (Majority, page 17) That begs the question: Are we moving towards a permission-based system for technology innovation?"

"Consumer access to free-to-air broadcast television is an essential part of our country's fabric. Using an antenna to access free-to-air broadcast television is still meaningful for more than 60 million Americans across the United States. And when new technology enables consumers to use a smarter, easier to use antenna, consumers and the marketplace win. Free-to-air broadcast television should not be available only to those who can afford to pay for the cable or satellite bundle."

"Justice Scalia's dissent gets it right. He calls out the majority's opinion as 'built on the shakiest of foundations.' (Dissent, page 7) Justice Scalia goes on to say that 'The Court vows that its ruling will not affect cloud-storage providers and cable television systems, see ante, at 16-17, but it cannot deliver on that promise given the imprecision of its results-driven rule.' (Dissent, page 11)"

"We are disappointed in the outcome, but our work is not done. We will continue to fight for our consumers and fight to create innovative technologies that have a meaningful and positive impact on our world."



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 03:48 PM
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Aereo lost.

What the Aereo decision means for TV watchers

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posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 03:55 PM
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that really sucks, they can say it goes against copyrights all they want, we know the truth, their just squishing out competition.



posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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Telecom has flexed its muscle this year with undoing net neutrality and now this. They control what you get to see,hear,read, and obviously your legislators.

They are consistently rated the most hated industry by its customers yet they are the most powerful and profitable year after year. This is one nasty oligopoly that should be at the top of any target list.




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