[opendtv] Re: Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court to Intervene Over Aereo

  • From: Kon Wilms <konfoo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:54:10 -0700

On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 8:34 AM, Mike Tsinberg <Mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> First cable systems acted exactly in the same way. They would install
> antenna on a high ground then split and retransmit the signal to paying
> subscribers.
> I agree the sling box model does not apply because its an extender of
> individual service not retransmission for a fee.
I may have mentioned this point before, but allow me to throw a spanner in
the works.

When Aereo launched I noticed they were using geo-ip-restrictions, limiting
subscribers to designated geographic areas.

So for shits and giggles I set up a VM in one of their areas, port bounced
my local home network, and circumvented their system. Apparently their
geo-ip lookup is fairly amateur and doesn't take into account IP blocks
assigned to AWS, Joyent, RS, etc.

So what are the legal implications for them if I am able to sign up for
their service in Virginia when I reside in.. California?

Amusing to say the least.


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