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Revisiting the Public Performance Right in the Battle Over Broadcast
Business Law Today (2013)
  • Jon M. Garon

A multitude of new technologies has changed the way in which broadcast television signals can be transmitted to viewers. Aereo, Inc., provides its paid subscribers the ability to receive local television signals directly over the Internet. It provides this service in areas of New York, Boston, Atlanta, and a growing list of other cities. Aereo uses micro-antennas housed in its own facility to receive the signal locally and then retransmits that signal to the subscriber using the Internet. Under the Aereo confirmation process, a customer must have a credit card with a valid billing address in the city where the customer wishes to enroll. So although the technology would allow for a person to use the service nationally (or even globally), the Aereo business policies focus on territorial restrictions. FilmOn X offers a similar service in other parts of the country.


  • public performance right,
  • broadcast,
  • Aereo,
  • new technologies
Publication Date
November, 2013
Citation Information
Jon M. Garon. "Revisiting the Public Performance Right in the Battle Over Broadcast" Business Law Today (2013) p. 1 - 4
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