Supreme Court Rule in Aereo Broadband Case - RYAN RADIA
Aereo Decision Protects Creators and Distributors; Will Not Halt Innovation in Online Entertainment
Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court ruled against the online-streaming company Aereo in ABC v. Aereo Inc.The court held that federal copyright laws protect ABC and other owners of broadcast television programs from unauthorized, uncompensated retransmissions.
“Today the Supreme Court ruled in favor of network television programming and the rights of its creators and distributors. Companies like Aereo, who had essentially been free-riding on broadcast content, will have to stop operating without permission," said Ryan Radia, CEI’s associate director of technology studies. “But, this isn’t the end of online television, since companies like Hulu, Netflix, iTunes all pay the networks for their content and share it in a legal way.” > Read more
LATEST EPA OUTRAGE - WILLIAM YEATMAN Globalwarming.org: You’ll Have Trouble Believing the Latest EPA Management Outrage
In an article actually titled, “EPA Employees Told To Stop Pooping in the Hallway,” Fedblog’s Eric Katz reports:Management for Region 8 in Denver, Colo., wrote an email earlier this year to all staff in the area pleading with them to stop inappropriate bathroom behavior, including defecating in the hallway.
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