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

  • From: Mike Tsinberg <Mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "<opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:00:31 +0000

But even if they are able to limit subscriber to watch only local stations - 
how does it makes it legal for them to resell the content to subscribers 
without broadcaster license?

Best Regards,
Mike Tsinberg

On Oct 14, 2013, at 11:55 AM, "Kon Wilms" 
<konfoo@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:konfoo@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

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

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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