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Unless you’ve been ignoring most of the internet today, you know the Supreme Court handed down a decision on a big court case involving the video streaming startup Aereo.
Aereo rents users tiny antennas so that they can stream live television content from broadcasters to various devices. Aereo says it’s just a modern version of your old TV rabbit ears. Broadcasters say that Aereo is more than that — that it is acting like a cable company, showing content to people and charging them without having paid the proper liscensing fees to the companies that make said content.
In its decision on ABC Inc. vs. Aereo Inc., the Supreme Court effectively sided with broadcasters, saying that Aereo’s streaming constitutes a public performance of copyrighted material. It also suggested that because of that, Aereo was acting like a cable company. Lots more of the nerdy details here.
So the big question is, what if I’m an Aereo user?
Well, for the record, I am. And for the record, I’ve been watching most of my favorite World Cup games thanks to Aereo streaming them from ABC and from Univision.
Here are some things worth thinking about:
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