Jul 18, 2014

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Overcoming Ivi to Qualify as a Cable System

Overcoming Ivi to Qualify as a Cable System

After losing its case before the Supreme Court, Aereo has undertaken to recast itself as a cable system for the purposes of the Copyright Act, in order to take advantage of the 17 USC 111(d) statutory license for cable systems to retransmit broadcast television stations, as we previously opined that Aereo was likely to end up doing, win or lose.  If anybody still wonders why Aereo...

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Jul 15, 2014

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ABC v. Aereo: SCOTUS Makes a Mockery of the Rule o...

ABC v. Aereo: SCOTUS Makes a Mockery of the Rule of Law

With apologies to our readers for the long delay in posting an analysis of the Supreme Court holding in ABC v. Aereo, now back at home, it is finally feasible to do so. As we summarized in our abbreviated posting shortly after that ruling was issued, the majority holding was deeply disappointing, and frankly disturbing, for anybody who actually believes in the rule of law—for the...

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Jun 29, 2014

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Aereo: Guilt By Resemblance

Aereo: Guilt By Resemblance

As I’m sure all of our readers are by now well aware, on Wednesday, the...

Jun 24, 2014

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Awaiting Aereo

Awaiting Aereo

As we await a ruling from the Supreme Court in ABC v. Aereo, a silly season...

Jun 3, 2014

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Exemplifying Truthiness: John Oliver...

Exemplifying Truthiness: John Oliver’s Net Neutrality Rant

John Oliver has received a lot of attention over the last few days for his 13...

Jun 2, 2014

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US Broadband Update—First Half 2014...

US Broadband Update—First Half 2014

Last week, cable industry vendor Arris published the results of its 2014...

Apr 24, 2014

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Would it Matter if Aereo were a R...

Would it Matter if Aereo were a “Sham?”

Much has been made of how persistently Chief Justice John Roberts grilled...

Apr 23, 2014

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Aereo Oral Argument Annotated: The G...

Aereo Oral Argument Annotated: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

After oral argument in ABC v. Aereo yesterday, there were multiple reports...

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