Book Chapter

Asking the Right Questions in Copyright Cases: Lessons from Aereo and its International Brethren

Rebecca Giblin, Janes Ginsburg

Intellectual Property Perspectives on the Regulation of New Technologies | Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd | Published : 2018


When Aereo began offering subscribers online access to broadcast TV in 2012, the peculiarities of its technical design attracted immediate attention. It set up arrays of thousands of thumbnail-sized antennae in its Brooklyn warehouse, and based its system around unique copies which were made regardless of whether a subscriber requested to ‘watch’ a broadcast (for near-live viewing) or to ‘record’ it (for future consumption).

University of Melbourne Researchers