ACA disappointed with SCOTUS Aereo ruling

By on Jun, 25 2014 with Comments 0

ACA / American Cable AssociationAmerican Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Aereo case:

“ACA is concerned because it appears that the Supreme Court’s Aereo ruling negatively affects the rights of small cable operators to utilize individual antenna-based delivery of broadcast services.  Although the court attempts to preserve the ability of consumers to enjoy accessing a range of time-shifted programming in the convenient manner enabled by Aereo, the decision drew lines that are not clear as to what is acceptable and what is not and, as a result, will likely have a chilling effect on technology innovators.  Although ACA is disappointed that bold, forward-thinking Aereo lost the direct infringement fight in this case, we are hopeful that the court has not slammed the door entirely on Aereo and other related pioneering technologies that enable online consumers to access freely available content.”

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