64453Re: Free PDFs "Demystifying the Cloud"
- Jun 29, 2014Catching up on Usenet today, I just found this in the comp.dcom.telecom
group regarding Aereo and its defense in the US Supreme Court that was
just ruled illegal this past Wednesday:
Aereo had argued that a decision against it could endanger
a copyright premise essential to the broader cloud-computing
industry: private versus public performance. The cloud-
computing industry built itself on the idea that streaming
services are abiding by copyright law so long as the streamed
work was originally obtained legally and is delivered at the
request of an individual to that individual in private.
Breyer's opinion specified that this decision should not be
applied beyond the circumstances of Aereo, saying the court
"cannot now answer more precisely" how provisions of the
Copyright Act apply to technologies not before the court
in this case.
And in his dissenting opinion Justice Antonin Scalia wrote,
"The court vows that its ruling will not affect cloud-storage
providers and cable-television systems ... but it cannot
deliver on that promise." Scalia was joined by Justices
Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in concluding that Aereo
wasn't performing the copyrighted works at all.
Full details here:
Wait until cloud "issues" hit the US Supreme Court -- it's
just a matter of time now given all the nastiness I've seen
to date regarding the "cloud".
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