/// Aereo Says We’re a Technological Step Not a Rube Goldberg Device

March 27, 2014  |  Media Week

In a legal brief, Aereo has asked the Supreme Court to reject broadcasters' arguments that its antenna-based Internet streaming service is “a sort of Rube Goldberg device” and just “a clever way to take advantage of existing laws.” The 100-page brief, filed just a few hours before the court's midnight deadline, will form the foundation for Aereo's defense of its system before the Supreme Court on April 22 . Responding to broadcasters' arguments that Aereo is trying to circumvent the copyright law, Aereo responded by positioning its service as the next “technological step” like color TV, Betamax, and the DVR. Its recordings of broadcasters' free, over-the-air signals do not violate copyright law because they

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