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WNET v. Aereo: Is renting a TV antenna copyright infringement?

Aereo, Inc. allows subscribers to watch broadcast television over the internet.  The Aereo system also allows subscribers to record content and watch is later.  Owners of the television content sued Aereo for copyright infringement. After filing suit, the content owners moved for a preliminary injunction to shut down the Aereo service.  The district court found in favor of Aereo and the content holders appealed to the United States District Court for the Second Circuit. The […]


What is a United States Work under Copyright Law?

In Kernel Records v. Mosley, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the court attempted to sort out whether the song Acidjazzed Evening was published, and if so, if it was simultaneously published in every country of the world the instant it was (allegedly) posted to an Australian website. Under U.S. Copyright Law, a work first published in the United States (or simultaneous in the United States and one or more foreign […]