PublishedApril 2, 2014

CCIA Files Brief Urging the Supreme Court to Hold for Aereo

Washington – CCIA and the Mozilla Corporation filed a brief today in a copyright case before the U.S. Supreme Court, as the outcome of this case has implications for the overall Internet economy. The brief urges the Court to uphold the Second Circuit’s ruling in favor of Aereo, and stresses the importance of getting this right so as to not to deter the ongoing growth and development of cloud computing. For the full brief, click here.

CCIA Vice President Matt Schruers explained the importance of this case to the cloud in his DisCo blog post from earlier this week.

The following can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black:

“While Aereo is a promising technology that provides great consumer benefits, this case is about much more than Aereo.  The technology sector needs assurance that they will not be legally restricted from providing innovative solutions designed to enable consumers to connect with the content they’re entitled to have access to, whether that’s their personal files, or what’s broadcasted on the public’s own airwaves. Technological innovation cannot occur under the perpetual threat of lawsuits.”

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