Peter Kafka

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Aereo Wins Another Court Battle, as Court Rejects Move to Retry Case

Another legal victory for Aereo, the controversial TV-over-the-Web service: A federal appeals court has denied a motion to re-hear a case they ruled on in April, when they allowed Aereo to keep offering its service in the New York City area. Meanwhile, TV station owner Hearst has sued Aereo after the company expanded its operations to Boston. Here’s a statement from CBS, one of the plaintiffs in the original suit: “This decision comes as no surprise and all industry lawsuits against Aereo and similar services that steal our content are going forward as planned.”


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik