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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear ABC Vs. Aereo Copyright case could determine future of streaming, cloud storage and broadcasting

Aereo will get its day in court. The Supreme Court of the U.S. Friday afternoon issued an order granting review of ABC Inc. v. Aereo. At stake is the future of…

January 10, 2014, 3:53 PM EST

Supreme Court Soon to Consider Whether to Take Aereo Case Could decide future of broadcast TV model

The Supreme Court may decide Jan. 10 whether to review broadcasters' beef against Aereo. The court will announce soon thereafter if it will hear the case in 2014. Broadcasters, including TV…

January 2, 2014, 3:03 PM EST

Aereo to Supreme Court: Bring It On! Streaming upstart service believes it’s on solid legal ground

Aereo, the streaming TV service that is facing numerous copyright lawsuits brought by broadcasters, on Thursday said it welcomes a review of the case before the U.S. Supreme Court. While…

December 12, 2013, 5:12 PM EST

FCC Tweet Lets Slide Ortiz F-Word Tweet alters agency policy on fleeting expletives

In one tweet, Federal Communications Comission chairman Julius Genachowski may have single-handedly changed the agency's policy on F-words forever. Genachowski's tweet was in reaction to the fleeting expletive dropped by…

April 21, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

FCC Moves to Clarify Broadcast Indecency Policy Notice follows last year's Supreme Court decision in Fox and ABC cases

At long [insert expletive here] last, the Federal Communications Commission is doing something about the backlog of broadcast indecency complaints that have hounded the agency since the Supreme Court tossed…

April 1, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

DOMA Nation The Human Rights Campaign had no idea this was going to happen

How did the Human Rights Campaign's logo become everybody's Facebook and Twitter profile pic? "We were really beating the drum for many weeks," said Anastasia Khoo, director of marketing for the…

March 28, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Ivi's Case Lower court injunction stands against TV streamer

Ivi, a pay TV service that was streaming over-the-air TV signals on the Internet without permission, has finally reached the end of the road in court. The Supreme Court on Monday…

March 18, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

Ravens' Flacco Drops the F-Bomb PTC says FCC needs to step up

There was (thankfully) no wardrobe malfunction during CBS' broadcast of the Super Bowl, but there was a fleeting expletive. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco dropped the F-bomb. Celebrating the win while…

February 4, 2013, 8:47 AM EST

Journalists Weigh in on 'Reporting it First' Speed kills, but it is also part of the business

The relentless news landscape of micro scoops can swallow up even the most reputable news organizations and journalists. This afternoon in the increasingly self-referential world of media reportage, The New Republic's Amy…

July 9, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT

Supreme Court Won't Examine Media Ownership Rules Rules have been tied up in lower courts for decades

Media companies, in general, want to be able to own lots of other media companies, regardless of whether these companies compete in the same market. But broadcasters and newspaper companies…

June 29, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

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