Stuart Hemphill

Stuart Hemphill

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Aereo’s Antenna Arrays and Streaming of Broadcast Programming to Individual Subscribers Found Infringing

In a significant victory for the broadcast industry, the Supreme Court has held in a 6-3 decision that Aereo’s TV streaming service is a public performance within the meaning of the Copyright Act. Aereo operates massive...more

6/27/2014 - ABC ABC v Aereo Aereo Broadcasting Cable Television Providers Copyright Copyright Infringement Public Performance Rights SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Aereo’s Antenna Arrays and Streaming of Broadcast Programming to Individual Subscribers Found Infringing

Citing Aereo’s “overwhelming likeness to the cable companies targeted by the 1976 amendments”, the majority found that Aero is not just an equipment supplier and that it “performs” the broadcasted works....more

6/26/2014 - Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Law Matters Legal Perspectives SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Supreme Court Hears Argument in Aereo Case re Bringing Broadcast TV to the Internet

The public performance right is one of several stress points in the U.S. Copyright Act resulting from changes in technology, in particular from the technologies that make up the internet and all the devices that use it as a...more

5/26/2014 - Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Internet Public Performance Rights SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Supreme Court Hears Argument in Aereo Case re Bringing Broadcast TV to the Internet

A central theme of several Justices’ comments and questions was how a decision finding Aereo’s business to involve public performance could affect Dropbox or other cloud storage providers where consumers store performance...more

4/23/2014 - Aereo Cable Television Providers Copyright Copyright Infringement Internet Law Matters Public Performance Rights SCOTUS

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