Aereo, Unlicensed Retransmissions, and Emerging Technologies: The Case for Congressional Action

Author:Sarah E. Claypool
Position:J.D. Candidate, The University of Iowa College of Law, 2015; B.A., The University of Iowa, 2012

In American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Inc., the Supreme Court addressed a growing split among lower federal courts regarding the copyright liability of a business that retransmitted broadcast television programs to its subscribers for a monthly fee without obtaining a license or paying royalties. In holding that Aereo violated exclusive public performance rights, guaranteed to copyright... (see full summary)

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