Filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, in a case that could have disastrous consequences for the U.S. broadcasting industry.  The Institute filed a brief in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., arguing that Aereo’s model for distributing broadcast content to its subscribers violates broadcasters’ rights under copyright law and is merely a blatant attempt to avoid paying licensing fees.  The brief outlines in detail why the decision of the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upholding Aereo’s distribution model was wrong, and should be reversed.  The brief was written by Prof. Rod Smolla, visiting professor of law at the Duke University School of Law.  [2014]