CEI Today:Supreme Court Aereo ruling, record federal regulations, and more EPA scandals

Thursday, June 26, 2014
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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.” 
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CEI.org: A Record Number of Federal Register Final Rule Pages



The chart shows that between 2012 and 2013, the number of pages devoted to final rules rose by seven percent, from 24,690 to a record-high 26,417.   > Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews

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. 


Remember, all the time that EPA wastes on fake spies, [naughty video] addicts, and public poopers is time that the agency could have devoted to its long-neglected statutory responsibilities. > Read more


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CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes


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