Supreme Court decision on Aereo could come today
In a term that can only be described as lackluster compared to last year’s landmark decisions on gay rights and race relations, the Supreme Court is expected to decide on the legality of Aereo, the supposed game-changing service for the television medium. Aereo, which records shows and stores them in the cloud for you to watch at your leisure at a monthly rate, contends that they have the right to record and store the shows on your behalf and at the same time pay no royalty fees to the networks that create the content, which they bitterly contend is essentially copyright infringement. The decision may come as early as today, but may arrive on the other days that SCOTUSblog has listed as days for decision disclosures (Wednesday, Thursday, or the following Monday).
Historically, the court’s disclosures on highly-anticipated cases come later in the week, but as much as this case is being hyped as the decisive future of television, it really isn’t: with the onslaught of online streaming services (tightly controlled by networks) and the already-fading presence of broadcast networks, I don’t see American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo disrupting the industry to the degree of fundamentally changing it. Again, this is a service using over-the-air (OTA) services which is already technically free with an antenna; no possibility for cable shows to be recorded and stored for future viewing.
In any case, as soon as the decision is made public, you’ll see the result right here.
UPDATE: No decision on Aereo today Monday, June 23, 2014.
My first Throwback Thursday: At a Disclosure concert at NYC’s T5 with surprise guest Sam Smith! #tbt #NYCTrip2 #Memories @disclosure @samsmithworld #disclosure #samsmith #terminal5
Cherub - Year of the Caprese
With a vibe and duo-collaboration that can only be compared to OutKast, Cherub comes out of the freshman gate shuffling, but not with an effort that was too out of the ordinary. Certainly not anything special, although some tracks are worth keeping in your library, such as “Disco Shit,” “Doses & Mimosas,” and “Do the Math.” I’m definitely optimistic about these guys, but their creativity is confined to the walls of a frat house. Perhaps just playing to the college party crowd will get them far. Unfortunately, we all have to grow up someday.