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October 30, 2014

Aereo Decision Is Narrow Enough for Some, Still Raises Questions From Others

Before the Supreme Court issued its decision last month on the Aereo case, there had been concerns from some  groups about potential impacts on “cloud” computing. And during oral arguments, justices also expressed concerns that a ruling against the company could hinder the development of new technology.

But when the high court ruled last month that the television streaming service Aereo had violated the copyrights of major broadcasters, the justices also cautioned that their ruling was limited in nature.

“The Court,” wrote Justice Stephen G. Breyer for the majority, “does not believe its decision will discourage the emergence or use of different kinds of technologies.”

But some people worry the Aereo decision could still be unclear for other technologies.

Others think the decision is narrow enough to not have sweeping implications on these technologies.

Read more in this Roll Call feature.

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