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Unlicensed Retransmission: Aereokiller

Filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit urging the court to overturn a district court decision in Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Aereokiller, LLC, which would allow FilmOnX (Aereokiller) to qualify for a compulsory license under Section 111 of the Copyright Act.  The brief noted that Congress intended Section 111 to cover only traditional cable systems; that the Copyright Office has said for decades that Internet transmissions do not qualify under Section 111; and that the Supreme Court’s decision in Aereo III does not support treating Internet transmissions as a cable system under Section 111.  The brief was written by Rodney A. Smolla, Dean of the Delaware Law School at Widener University.  [2016]

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By |2018-03-18T15:52:00+00:00January 28th, 2016|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Unlicensed Retransmission: Aereokiller