After weeks of waiting the Supreme Court has decided on the ABC vs. Aereo case, with the court ruling against the video streaming startup and in favor of broadcasters.
With a 6-3 vote, the court found that Aereo infringes on copyright because it presents a public performance, citing that the service's audience is not individuals.
According to Sam Gustin, a Vice correspondent covering technology policy for Motherboard, “The takeaway is that court simply didnt buy Aereo’s technological argument.”
The ruling could have implications for how the courts rule on other copyright issues raised by digital distribution.
“One thing that it tells us is that the courts are sympathetic to the arguments of the broadcasters and rights holders,” says Gustin.
Still confused about Aereo? Here are some answers to your questions:
The following story was updated after GoPro raised $427 million in its IPO, and its price jumped 30 percent in the first day of trading, closing above $31 per share.
GoPro, which makes action sports cameras, has gone public. The company raised $427 million in its initial public offering, initially selling shares at $24 apiece.
Investors bought the stock based on GoPro’s potential. So what are they buying?
GoPro videos are famous for scenes of daredevil skiing or surfing. So far, GoPro has made most of its money from cameras, which can be mounted on helmets, toddlers, birds -- you name it.
But, to really make money, GoPro needs to be more interactive; perhaps build its cameras into goggles that connect to the Web.
“I might want a map of the resort. I might want to know where I am in the resort, ” says Andrew Sheehy of Generator Research.
GoPro videos could also have a future on cable TV.
“If they are able to take a 'best of' and upstream it -- you know, they get their own half-hour show on MTV or something,” says Jeff Howe, who teaches multimedia journalism at Northeastern University.
GoPro could sell advertising, leading to a steady stream of revenue, which investors would love.
Why is GoPro so popular? Check out some of the craziest, death-defying, fascinating, and hilarious GoPro videos on the web.
1. Watch what happens when this GoPro camera falls out of a plane. You won't believe the end.
2. Daredevil Felix Baumgartner inspired the world when he became the first man to jump from 24 miles above the surface of the Earth. See what he saw through the GoPro attached to his head.
3. GoPros aren't just for taping freefalls from great heights. Here's what happens when you put one on a ukulele and give that ukulele to an orangutan.
4. People use GoPros to go places they couldn't otherwise go -- like right up to a rattlesnake. We don't suggest you try this one at home.
5. There's a reason GoPro is so popular with extreme atheletes...
6. GoPro was first popular with surfers.
7. But you hardly need to be an athelete or daredevil to use one.
8. This guy took his to Burning Man.
9. Ever wonder what it must be like to be a rat crawling around in Walmart?
10. Or go to space?
11. Or live inside The Matrix?
12. Of course, who says you have to do anything interesting at all?
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Millennials get blamed for a lot these days: entitled behavior, too much texting, kombucha.
Now, there's one more thing that's kind of their fault (but only kind of), according to a new report from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies: the sluggish housing recovery.
"Young people are always the key to the housing market," says Chris Herbert, the center's director of research. He says an expanding housing market requires a chain reaction -- young people buy starter homes from middle-aged people, who in turn upgrade to bigger homes themselves, and on and on. But "without those young buyers coming in to the market, the whole market really tends to get bogged down."
And that's what’s happened in the past few years. So what do millennials have to say for themselves for all this bogging-down they're doing of the housing market?
Of course no one millennial can speak for their whole generation, but 29-year-old Steve Parkhurst gave it his best shot in his recent Youtube video "Millennials: We Suck and We’re Sorry."
When I asked Parkhurst why he didn't own a house, he laughed.
"I've tried to increase my credit limit on my credit cards," he says. "I can't even do that — so the idea of walking into a bank and asking for a 30-year mortgage seems comical to me."
Parkhurst says the economic realities facing many millennials — student-loan debt, low-paying freelance jobs, and scary unemployment rates for most of his adult life — have kept him and lots of his friends from even thinking about real estate, he says.
"It's not like we're all too hip and cool to want it," he says. "I love the idea of owning a home. But at the moment it's just not a possibility."
Maybe, he hopes, he might own by the time he's 40.