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A Startup, The Supreme Court, And The Future Of Tv

visit our website Aereos customers would be left with wee antennae but no innovation , while people who still rely on rabbit ears would be further marginalized. (Aereo has summoned its own portents , too. A ruling against the company, it suggests, would imperil the legal status of cloud-based backup storage , which also involves ostensibly private transmissions of copyrighted data.) There is the possibility that the Supreme Court case could end in a tie. Justice Alito recused himself from the petition decision (possibly because of his stock holdings ), which suggests that he may also recuse himself from the case. A 44 ruling would leave intact the lower-court rulings, all of which have supported Aereo. Paradoxically, Aereos learn more case may endanger the public spectrum that the company claims to be defending. As Aereo put it in its petition brief before the Supreme Court, The essential bargain that [the industry] made to obtain, for free, public spectrum worth billions of dollars was that, once they have broadcast their programming, consumers have a right to receive and to view that programming using an antenna and to copy that programming for their personal use. For advocates of the public commons, who think that the airwaves should be as free for the public as the suns rays, that is true enough. <br>Full story

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