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[9WashJLTech&Arts239] Aereo and Cablevision: How Courts Are Struggling to Harmonize the Public Performance Right with Online Retransmission of Broadcast Television

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dc.contributor.author Méndez, Sam
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-01T19:59:21Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-01T19:59:21Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04
dc.identifier.citation 9 WASH. J.L. TECH.& ARTS 239 (2014) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2157-2534
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1330
dc.description Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, Volume 9, Issue 3, Winter 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Americans increasingly turn to the computer instead of the television to gain access to their favorite shows. With this in mind, Aereo allows its subscribers to stream broadcast television content to their computers, but does not compensate the broadcasters for these retransmissions. The broadcasters argue this violates their public performance right under the Copyright Act’s Transmit Clause, but because of Aereo’s curious technology platform, in which thousands of tiny antennas are each assigned to a unique subscriber, infringement is uncertain. The Supreme Court will soon hear American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., arising out of the Second Circuit, and decide whether Aereo’s retransmissions on the Internet constitute public performances. This Article argues that Aereo is infringing the broadcasters’ public performance right and that by expanding on the earlier decision in Cartoon Network LP, LLLP v. CSC Holdings, Inc., the Second Circuit misinterpreted the text and the spirit of the Copyright Act. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Intellectual Property en_US
dc.title [9WashJLTech&Arts239] Aereo and Cablevision: How Courts Are Struggling to Harmonize the Public Performance Right with Online Retransmission of Broadcast Television en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright Sam Méndez en_US


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