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Aereo, a small start up that started in 2011 has won a huge court battle that their technology does not infringe on broadcaster’s copyright.
Here’s what the judge had to say:
It is beyond dispute that the transmission of a broadcast TV program received by an individual’s rooftop antenna to the TV in his living room is private, because only that individual can receive the transmission from that antenna, ensuring that the potential audience of that transmission is only one person. Plaintiffs have presented no reason why the result should be any different when that rooftop antenna is rented from Aereo and its signals transmitted over the internet: it remains the case that only one person can receive that antenna’s transmissions.
Judge Christopher Droney, Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Read the rest of the article: Aereo wins major court battle against TV networks
Official court decision: United States Court of Appeals For The Second Circuit
via The Verge