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

Abstract

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