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Broadcasters take their shots at Aereo in Supreme Court fight

  • A legal brief filed by broadcasters (FOXA, CBS, CMCSA, DIS) to the Supreme Court argues that Aereo is a subscription service and not just a hardware supplier of OTA transmitting devices.
  • The distinction could be critical to how the Supreme Court rules in the case if the judge strays from the closest precedent which was set in a Cablevision DVR case back in 2009.
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  • texaswiz says
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    This one will be too close to call. I hope the broadcasters take this one in the shorts. The public has been held hostage by these companies for too long. The airways belong to the people, not the broadcasters.
    23 Dec 2013, 03:51 PM Reply Like
  • redarrow5150
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    Yes the airwaves belong to the public but not the content. This is what the broadcasters PAY to the FCC for licenses. I can't believe this is being upheld and how's it any different from what companies here complain about what Chinese do.
    24 Dec 2013, 10:10 AM Reply Like
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