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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."

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by monster on Friday February 21 2014, @02:03PM

    by monster (1260) on Friday February 21 2014, @02:03PM (#4293) Journal

    About point B...

    Nielsen ratings are crap. They were engineered a long, long time ago, when a typical household had at most ONE TV and watching TV was a family event. They have had a lot of problems transitioning to the current situation (several TVs per household, streaming, DVRs and later views, etc.) and it is used today only because of tradition (feel-good for the broadcasting execs) and lack of better budget options (phone interviews are expensive and prone to lying/false reporting and stream tracking is difficult unless you give full reporting power to the providers, who have a vetted interest in showing great results).

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