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(The Week)   Aereo's argument to SCOTUS: "Look, let's face it. Broadcasters are gonna get hosed one way or the other. If we don't do it, someone else will. Don't harsh our mellow, dudes"   ( theweek.com) divider line
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2014-04-21 01:51:34 PM  
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ShadowKamui: Rincewind53: ShadowKamui: Then you need to seriously seek help for either blackout memory loss and/or schizophrenia.  Because everything you just reposted posted directly contradicts the crap your wannabe lawyer personality posted.

Theaetetusis an actual lawyer, unlike (I suspect) you.

You know what they call a guy in med school who got a D.  Doctor

You now what they call a guy who never went to med school but still tries to give medical advice?

An idiot.
2014-04-21 01:00:19 PM  
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Theaetetus: 17 USC 106:
Subject to sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under this title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:
(3) to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;

Congress has outlawed time sharing of individual copies of works. No, you cannot start your own Blockbuster from your DVD collection and refuse to pay royalties.

Aereo allows you to make your own recordings. They're more like Blockbuster having 1,000 antennae and 1,000 VCR's. THEN you drive up and grab your own copy of Big How Two and a Half Broke Girls Met your Mother Theory to watch over the weekend.
2014-04-21 12:54:08 PM  
1 vote:
Has Scalia said anything mind blowingly stupid in advance yet?
2014-04-21 12:53:17 PM  
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So what I want to know is ok if I charge people $4 to use my Aereo account?
2014-04-21 10:44:08 AM  
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JackieRabbit: That or the number of dollars they paid in income tax since the last election.

Considering how much some of them dodge taxes, this could actually reduce corporate influence.
2014-04-21 10:13:35 AM  
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Remember this is the same industry that told the Supreme Court, in the early 1980's,  with a straight face, that there should be a $3 surcharge added to every blank VCR tape sold in America and that money should be given directly to them.  A failure to do so, the industry swore, would mean that Hollywood studios and TV production companies would be driven out of business by the end of the decade

Now, of course we know that the VCR and its successors has been the greatest financial BOON to the movie and TV industry ever, but that did not stop them from doing their best to strangle the technology in the cradle.  Mostly because large corporations react to innovation about as well as SNL's famous "unfrozen caveman lawyer"
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