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SBD/November 21, 2013/Media
IAC's Diller Defends Aereo, Calls Out NFL For "Just Making Noise" With TV Threats
Published November 21, 2013
ROLL WITH THE CHANGES: In N.Y., Jeffrey Goldfarb wrote broadcasters have "garnered support in their Supreme Court bid to shut down" Aereo despite the fact that their arguments "echo those used 30 years ago when networks tried to block the VCR." Courts so far have "favored Aereo, saying its method of using thousands of separate dime-size antennas to stream free-to-air programming to customers over the Internet doesn’t violate copyright law." Even if broadcasters "manage to stifle one upstart, however, they can’t hope to sue their way past all Internet-driven disruption." Goldfarb: "Today’s media chieftains need not take so long to learn there’s less value in beating ‘em than in joining ‘em" (NYTIMES.com, 11/20).