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Aereo is 'cautiously optimistic' about a Supreme Court victory

Aereo is confident that it’ll score a victory from Supreme Court justices that are currently deciding whether the “TV anywhere” service infringes on copyrights owned by major TV broadcast stations like ABC. 375 more words

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Ahead of its TWC merger, Comcast may sell 5M subscribers to Charter

Comcast and Time Warner Cable are in discussions with smaller cable provider Charter to sell up to $20 billion worth of assets, according to a… 134 more words

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Pandora might lose all music recorded before 1972 due to copyright infringement

Major music companies are suing online radio service Pandora for what they claim is a major case of copyright infringement.

Typically, Pandora pays a licensing fee every time one of its listeners plays a copyrighted song. 238 more words

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Sean Parker gets a conscience with his latest investment: A civic engagement startup

Napster cofounder and billionaire Sean Parker has raised a $9.3 million round of funding for new startup Brigade Media, according to an SEC doc filed today. 175 more words

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5 takeaways from the Comcast-TWC merger Senate hearing

The fate of the open Internet is at stake over one very important decision. And yet C-SPAN 3 did not receive Super Bowl-level viewership during its three-hour broadcast of the… 1,142 more words

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The biggest threat to patent reform: The Apple/IBM/Microsoft coalition

There’s a new coalition in D.C., and big players like Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM, Microsoft, and Pfizer have all signed up. Unfortunately, launched on the day the Senate was supposed to take up the latest effort to reform the patent system, the coalition’s sole purpose appears to be an effort to derail the important strides we’ve made toward fixing the patent troll problem via the proposed Innovation Act legislation. 991 more words

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'Cuban Twitter' creators head to Congress for a hearing

The U.S. official responsible for creating a secret Twitter-like network in Cuba to stir unrest within the country is expected to speak at a congressional hearing next week, the… 187 more words

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