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Prediction on ABC v. Aereo

I figured I’d port over this conversation I had on Facebook with my friend Bradley offering half of a prediction on ABC v. Aereo:
Bradley Glenn
so Britton, in your opinion the broadcasters will win?

Britton Payne
I think Aereo is right on the law, but most people seem to think it will be a very limited ruling that smacks down Aereo while allowing cloud computing and storage to persist without upsetting copyright law. The three issues most likely to decide the case are 1. does the distribution from Aereo to its customer violate the “transmit clause,” 2. is Aereo or the customer the volitional actor, or 3. some public policy thing predicated on the deal broadcast networks have with the government to use the public airwaves. We’ll know soon enough!
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