Aereo, Disruptive Technology, and Statutory Interpretation
3 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2014
Date Written: June 26, 2014
The Aereo case presented two fundamental showdowns: one between the cable industry and a charismatic disruptive technology and the other between textualists and jurists seeking to vindicate legislative intent. Much of the media attention surrounding the case focused on the former. But it was the latter that proved decisive, and rightfully so. This commentary explores why.
Keywords: Copyright, Public Performance Right, Statutory Interpretation, Broadcasting, Cable Television, Textualism
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