NAB Statement on Supreme Court Decision Against Aereo

June 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to at this time’s Supreme Court S-A choice discovering that Aereo violates broadcasters’ copyrights, the next assertion could be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

“NAB is happy the Supreme Court has upheld the idea of copyright safety that’s enshrined within the Constitution by standing with free and native tv. Aereo characterised our lawsuit as an assault on innovation; that declare is demonstrably false. Broadcasters embrace innovation day-after-day, as evidenced by our management in HDTV, social media, cellular apps, consumer-generated content material, together with community TV backed ventures like Hulu.

“Television broadcasters will all the time welcome partnerships with corporations who respect copyright regulation. Today’s choice sends an unmistakable message that companies constructed on the theft of copyrighted materials won’t be tolerated.”&#thirteen;

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