Aereo and FilmOn X: Internet Television Streaming and Copyright Law

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This report begins with a discussion of the technology used by Aereo and FilmOn X that permit subscribers to watch live broadcast television as well as already-aired programming. It then examines the public performance right in the Copyright Act and discusses the interpretation of the transmit clause and public performance right by the courts in the Aereo and FilmOn cases. The report concludes with a brief overview of future litigation by these parties and related legislative proposals in the 113th Congress.

Creator(s): Lanza, Emily M.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 20, 2014
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Lanza, Emily M.

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: March 20, 2014
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United States
Description:

This report begins with a discussion of the technology used by Aereo and FilmOn X that permit subscribers to watch live broadcast television as well as already-aired programming. It then examines the public performance right in the Copyright Act and discusses the interpretation of the transmit clause and public performance right by the courts in the Aereo and FilmOn cases. The report concludes with a brief overview of future litigation by these parties and related legislative proposals in the 113th Congress.

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15 pages.

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Keyword(s): copyright transmit clause
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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