Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

posted by Dopefish on Friday February 21 2014, @12:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the what-doesn't-kill-you-makes-you-stronger dept.

Fluffeh writes:

"Although there are arguments scheduled for 22 April in the Supreme Court, US District Judge Dale Kimball of Utah ruled against Aereo which effectively bans it in Utah along with the rest of the 10th Circuit, which includes Wyoming, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

Kimball ruled that Aereo's retransmission of Plaintiffs' copyrighted programs "is indistinguishable from a cable company and falls squarely within the language of the Transmit Clause." He didn't buy Aereo's argument that its system of renting a tiny antenna to each customer allows it to avoid the "Transmit Clause" of the 1976 Copyright Act, which determines what kind of "transmissions" of copyrighted material must pay licensing fees."

 
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 2, Funny) by arlo5724 on Friday February 21 2014, @12:35PM

    by arlo5724 (510) on Friday February 21 2014, @12:35PM (#4266) Homepage

    At first I thought this was about Aero [wikipedia.org], which I don't necessarily hate or love, but apparently it's not that. Anyone care to fill me in?

    Also, as long as we are ruling against Aero, can we get a ruling against Metro?

    --
    ------------------------------------------
    Reality is not always probable, or likely.
    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   +1  
       Funny=1, Total=1
    Extra 'Funny' Modifier   0  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 2, Informative) by nil on Friday February 21 2014, @03:58PM

    by nil (2468) on Friday February 21 2014, @03:58PM (#4383)

    There is a link in the summary. But just to save you some time:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aereo [wikipedia.org]

  • (Score: 1) by GeminiDomino on Friday February 21 2014, @03:58PM

    by GeminiDomino (661) on Friday February 21 2014, @03:58PM (#4386)

    Also, as long as we are ruling against Aero, can we get a ruling against Metro?

    "It stinks" -- Jay Sherman

    --
    "We've been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of our culture"