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Unlicensed Retransmission: Aereokiller

Filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Aereokiller, LLC, urging the court to affirm injunctive relief for broadcasters.  Aereokiller employs a technological scheme to retransmit protected broadcast content to its subscribers in an attempt to circumvent licensing fees.  The brief, written by Furman University President Rod Smolla, argues that Aereokiller’s unlicensed retransmissions undermine settled economic expectations and run contrary to the legislative history of the 1976 Copyright Act.  The brief also notes that the Second Circuit’s recent decision in Aereo is wrong and should be rejected by the Ninth Circuit.  [2013]

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By |2018-03-18T15:48:55+00:00May 1st, 2013|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Unlicensed Retransmission: Aereokiller