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Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law Predictions for 2015

A New Year approaching lends itself to predictions for the upcoming year. As I gaze into my disco ball to see what the future looks like for entertainment law and intellectual property, here is what I believe will be issues that will grow in relevancy. 740 more words

Intellectual Property

Broadcasters try to block Aereo asset sale, $90M tax transfer

The TV industry has already shut down Aereo at the Supreme Court and driven it into bankruptcy, but that’s apparently not enough: now CBS, Fox, NBC and other big broadcasters are asking a judge to block any asset sale that would allow the defunct streaming TV company to reinvent itself as a cloud-DVR service. 632 more words

As streaming services challenge laws, FCC mulls definition of ‘cable company’

Companies such as Aereo, which this summer lost a Supreme Court case against the major TV networks, and FilmOn would be classified as multichannel video programming distributors, or MVPDs. 66 more words

Streaming Policy & Ethics

As streaming services challenge laws, FCC mulls definition of 'cable company'

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected this week to vote to approve the classification of some Internet streaming video providers as cable companies.

Companies such as Aereo, which… 792 more words


Up in the air.

Siempre he soñado alguna vez en que me gustaría volar como un pájaro y poder contemplar desde el aire nuestro paisaje cotidiano.

Esa mirada que desde el suelo es como otras, pero que desde allá arriba se transforma en toda una auténtica obra de arte. 259 more words


FCC on Verge of Giving Online Video Providers a Key Ruling

The media regulatory agency will vote on changes that some believe could save Aereo

By: Eriq Gardner

With votes coming any day now, the Federal Communications Commission could be primed to begin a process that would give online video providers like FilmOn and Aereo access to some of the advantages enjoyed by cable and satellite TV services. 295 more words


TV Streaming Service Aereo Files for Bankruptcy

Television streaming service Aereo Inc filed for bankruptcy protection after a U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the company’s business model violated copyright laws. Aereo, in which Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp has a 23.30 percent stake, said in a Chapter 11 filing late on Thursday said it would sell its assets or reorganize. 31 more words

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