Did Aereo make things legally clearer for rival companies?

In class we discussed how Aereo received millions of dollars to develop its technology but was forced into bankruptcy from legal fees and its competitors were able to purchase the technology at incredibly low prices. Another perspective to the story is that the Aereo lawsuit also helped to establish and define the legal landscape for its competitors, which is also a significant advantage.

For example, streaming service competitor simple.tv. says: that it will satisfy the requirement under copyright law that the transmissions be private performances, because where the signal is captured makes all the difference and its product is “squarely in fair use.”




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