Mealey's IP/Tech - Divided High Court: Aereo's Internet Transmissions Constitute Public Performances

Mealey's IP/Tech - Divided High Court: Aereo's Internet Transmissions Constitute Public Performances

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A U.S. Supreme Court majority found June 25 that the Internet transmission of copyrighted broadcast television programs provided by Aereo Inc. constitute public performances per the "transmit clause" of the Copyright Act, reversing the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' finding that Aereo's services did not infringe the copyrights of a group of plaintiff television broadcast companies (American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. v. Aereo, Inc., No. 13-461, U.S. Sup.; 2014 U.S. LEXIS 4496).

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