Day: June 26, 2014

Aereo: SCOTUS rules its service infringingAereo: SCOTUS rules its service infringing



The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 6 to 3 opinion yesterday that Aereo’s Internet retransmission service infringes copyright. Aereo had tried to architect its television restransmission system to avoid paying copyright royalties or license fees by “renting” dime sized antennae to subscribers. Judge Chin of the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals had called Aereo’s service  “a Rube Goldberg-like contrivance, over-engineered in an attempt to avoid the reach of the Copyright Act and to take advantage of a perceived loophole in the law.”

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-06-25Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-06-25