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Supreme Court Grants Cert in Aereo Case – See My 4-Part Blog Post on the Case

by | Jan 13, 2014

On Friday the U.S. Supreme Court granted review in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.

I wrote a 4-part post on this case in the Spring of 2013. Part I of the series begins here. The series begins as follows:

Aereo is a company that has developed a system that captures over-the-air television (broadcast TV) and retransmits it to subscribers over the Internet. Subscribers are able to watch broadcast TV on their computers, tablets and smart phones. Even better, Aereo acts as a remote digital video recorder (a remote DVR) so subscribers can record programs and stream them at another time. Aereo launched in New York City in early 2012, but it has announced that it is expanding to 21 other cities in 2013.

Is this a problem for broadcasters? You bet it is. . . . . continue reading