Aereo Struck Dead by Supreme Court

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Well it looks like I'll have to pick up an antenna and DVR unit if Aereo decides to pass the re-broadcast fee on to the customer....
 

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What's interesting is how ABC/NBC/Fox/etc are reporting this. They make it seem like Aereo was an evil company that was stealing they're programs and they weren't getting everything in return (although this would increase they're viewership, and consequently advertising dollars). Let's face it, what this is really about is that the majors are legally required to have free OTA broadcasts, something they despise. They want to nickel and dime you to death for internet streaming. Aereo figured this out and gave people a choice, one which they don't have anymore.
 

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It's all about who's paying the most money for the election campaigns.

The cable companies don't want you dropping the traditional cable TV. Anything that makes it easier to do so is a threat to them.

The guy running the FCC is a former cable company lobbyist:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/10/29/tom-wheeler-confirmed-fcc-chairman/3309333/

Hopefully, Steve Wozniak's efforts will do something to change the way things are done in D.C.:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/24/us-tech-politics-idUSKBN0EZ05920140624
 

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With this in mind, next time you record a show to watch later, for yourself, you are using a cpu, memory and store it in a disk drive of some form, which will make profits for the cpu, memory and drive company, on the expense of the content producers who did not license you to use their content that way, nor license the cpu memory and drive company.
 
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