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Unlicensed Retransmission: Aereo

Filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to grant a writ of certiorari from petitioners in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.  The brief argues that Aereo’s bizarre scheme of using thousands of tiny antennas to retransmit broadcast content to its subscribers amounts to “manipulative technological exploitation.”  The brief explains why the decision of the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upholding Aereo’s practices was wrong.  That decision poses a massive threat to the settled economic and legal arrangements that undergird the broadcast industry, the brief states.  The brief was written by Prof. Rod Smolla, visiting professor of law at the Duke University School of Law.  [2013]

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By |2018-03-18T15:49:58+00:00November 12th, 2013|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Unlicensed Retransmission: Aereo