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Aereo’s Unique Chance

On March 13, 2014 By

This just in: The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals just whacked the grin off Aereo’s face. Aereo is a technology company that provides live and time-shifted (think DVR) streams of TV shows to devices that connect to the Internet. Basically you get to watch True Detective or The X Factor on your […]

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Aereo Heads to the Supreme Court

On January 16, 2014 By

On Friday, January 10, the Supreme Court granted cert to the major broadcasters’ challenge to Aereo. This follows on the heels of a recent ruling questioning the legality of Aereo’s (and, increasingly, other TV-over-internet service providers’) business models.

Aereo’s TV-over-internet technology captures over-the-air digital television broadcasts and relays them as […]

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TiVoh-No!: The DVR Developer In A Fight For Its Life

On November 23, 2010 By

TiVo, perhaps the company best known for digital video recording (DVR) technology, is currently locked in a battle for survival. As most satellite and cable companies have started offering DVR services, TiVo’s market share has steadily dwindled to occupy only 8 percent of the 38 million DVR users in the United States. While the […]

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Will the iPad Kill the Publishing Star?

On May 18, 2010 By

The advent of new technology almost inevitably brings pronouncements of existing technology’s death. We have all heard that “Video Killed the Radio Star,” Napster killed the recording industry, and DVRs are killing advertising. Now add to this mix, a new murderer: Apple’s iPad.

One of the many features touted […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 30, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Comcast’s win in district court regarding 1993 FCC rule allows it to pursue more than 30% of cable market.

Musician John Mayer must dish out $25,000 to charity selected by TMZ for losing bet over not-so-secret mug shot.

Michael Jackson’s death officially ruled a homicide […]

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On Monday, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Cable News Network, Inc. v. CSC Holdings, Inc. Plaintiffs, including major networks such as NBC, CBS, FOX, Disney and Paramount, appealed from a Second Circuit decision overturning an injunction against Cablevision’s proposed “remote-storage DVR,” which allows […]

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A Victory for Couch Potatoes?

On August 6, 2008 By

Fast-forwarding through commercials may very soon become easier, cheaper and more widespread following a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in favor of cable-provider Cablevision, reversing an earlier district court decision. The lower court had granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs (content providers such as Twentieth […]

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