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Supreme Court Rules against Aereo: Should a business be allowed to capture broadcast signals and resell them for a fee, without compensating the original broadcaster?

Supreme Court Rules against Aereo: Should a business be allowed to capture broadcast signals and resell them for a fee, without compensating the original broadcaster?
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  • Not in a general sense

    From a general fairness standpoint, it doesn't seem equitable to allow a business to capture broadcast signals and re-sell them without giving some of the proceeds to the original broadcaster. However, as a consumer, if the process saves me money, then I am some what for it, as the traditional cable companies have such a large share of the market and they can keep raising their prices.

  • No, a business should not be allowed to profit from the use of someone elses broadcast signals

    No, businesses shouldn't be able to charge their customers for a service that they are taking from another company. It is my belief that allowing companies like Aereo to use existing broadcast signals leaves the original broadcasting companies at an unfair disadvantage. I also believe that there would be no incentive for established companies to continue to be the ones to broadcast their own signals, since any other company can use them.

  • No. Businesses should not resell signals for free.

    No, businesses should not be able to resell captured broadcast signals. In this day and age where digital media is popular we all know that although we may not be able to hold a copy of something i our hands, it is still an item of value. That value means that there is a price on the item and the same should apply to broadcast signals.

  • No, You Cannot Resell Stolen Broadcast Signals

    The supreme court's decision to rule against Aereo is a just one. This type of piracy can not and should not be tolerated. The implication of allowing a company to capture another company's broadcast signal and resell it to them is the lowest form of thievery and would only open the door to similar improper behavior as it relates to capture and resell.


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