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U.S. Supreme Court Pulls the Plug
on Aereo´s Streaming TV Service

NBC News, by Pete Williams

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Posted By:EagleEye, 6/25/2014 10:20:52 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a potentially fatal blow to Aereo, an Internet service that allows customers to watch broadcast TV programs on mobile devices. Launched a year ago in New York and then extended to 10 other U.S. cities, it allows customers to watch over-the-air TV programs on a smartphone, tablet, or computer for as little as $8 a month. Selections can be viewed live or recorded for later viewing. Shortly after the service was launched, the nation's major broadcast networks filed a lawsuit claiming that Aereo illegally retransmited their programs without paying for them. The court ruled against Aereo by a vote

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There are "simple" ways to stream TV (or movies) free off the Internet.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 6/25/2014 10:27:24 AM     (No. 9899118)

Will need to read the opinion to find out how having an antenna some miles away, transmitting the captured signal over the webernets (or by some other medium) is different from having an antenna sitting on my roof and transmitting the signal down a cable, or even over a wireless bridge/repeater, is different. The laws lag technology by decades.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 6/25/2014 10:41:59 AM     (No. 9899160)

The laws lag technology by decades.... even though they were just made up!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 6/25/2014 10:42:09 AM     (No. 9899161)

The market and technology have long superseded 9 cloistered navel-gazing lawyers in a swamp.

The ´fatal blow´ exists only in the minds of statists who believe we all have prayer mats pointed toward the District of Columbia.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: OhMy, 6/25/2014 11:06:51 AM     (No. 9899219)

These dummies do not know the meaning of broadcast. The so called signal owners broadcast their signal so after that it should be available to anyone by whatever technology. Other cable systems pay for their signal and they want to keep it that way for all technologies that extend the reach of the broadcast. They are getting their cut by putting ad´s into the signal. The signal to noise ratio is degraded and this gives them their income but now they corrupt the court to get even more. The signal should be free to all if it contains the same ad´s! We have the reverse situation on the internet when websites attract clicks and then jam immense volumes of data ( ads ) down the connection at the expense of the receiver. The signal to noise is very poor here as well. To read 1 K of text occasionally a subscriber blows through 100 Gig of bandwidth in a month. Is the Supreme Court going to fix this? I am not calling for that because when they get involved they will make the situation worse and mess up something else.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 6/25/2014 11:24:19 AM     (No. 9899246)

I think that if Aereo was rebroadcasting somebody else´s work and giving it away for free, rather than for a fee, they may have gotten away with it.

And maybe not even then. A lot of folks object when teenagers download TV shows and music off the Internet (that were also broadcasted for free at one time), and even call that downloading "piracy".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 6/25/2014 12:22:43 PM     (No. 9899319)

#5 - Not the same thing. The Broadcasters give it away for free every day. This is just the transmission system. Carriers do this everyday and don´t get charged for content.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 6/25/2014 12:33:10 PM     (No. 9899331)

Sometimes it´s just too much hassle to get my wife to drive across town and then grab ahold of our antenna all evening so we can get a good picture.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Susannah, 6/25/2014 12:38:03 PM     (No. 9899338)

Scalia, Thomas, and Alito were the three dissenters. Scalia wrote the dissenting opinion.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Videodrone, 6/25/2014 12:54:21 PM     (No. 9899361)

Mixed feelings on this, part of the problem is due to the change from Analog to Digital TV - RF coverage areas shrunk considerably so folks who used to get great reception before are no longer able to receive local broadcasts - the main push behind this lawsuit was brought by the cable industry (think Comcast) who does have to pay re-trans fees

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Reply 10 - Posted by: swarfer, 6/25/2014 1:02:35 PM     (No. 9899376)

This case is very simple. Aereo is providing a service to deliver someone else’s content. There was no question that Aereo was profiting from content copyrighted by others. Without the content they would have no business. That is the test of copyright, not antennas, sectored recorders, technology etc. etc. Yes, they added value to the content by broadcasting it a new way but the same can be said of cable vs satellite vs over air broadcast. All must license the content from the “owner”. The court got it right. Aereo isn’t dead, it just needs to license its content and/ or create its own content.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dman, 6/25/2014 1:33:36 PM     (No. 9899425)

OP: The cable companies want to go after online streaming services next. This ruling will help them. Monopolies exist because governments protect them.

Perhaps the remedy is more independent programming via major streaming channels like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon. The way to shut down the gatekeepers is to crash the gates.

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