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Reading the fine print at Puffer, it says you're participating in a research study (which is OK), but it also says they can kick you out if you don't spend a minimum amount of time streaming each week. I'm not too keen on that.
 
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Reading the fine print at Puffer, it says you're participating in a research study (which is OK), but it also says they can kick you out if you don't spend a minimum amount of time streaming each week. I'm not too keen on that.
Their research, their conditions. You can always ask for your money back... ;)
 

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Locast Is Permanently Locked Out Of The Streaming Biz

Law360 (September 15, 2021, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday permanently barred streaming service Locast from transmitting broadcast content over the internet, dealing a death blow to the three-year-old app and handing a win to the TV networks that sought its demise.

According to a permanent injunction order signed by U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton, former Dish Network executive David Goodfriend and his nonprofit entity Sports Fan Coalition New York are "permanently restrained and enjoined from operating Locast."

The move came two weeks after Judge Stanton ruled that Locast was not shielded by the Copyright Act's Section 111(a), which allows nonprofit groups to retransmit over-the-air TV signals to users who cannot receive them.

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Locast Is Permanently Locked Out Of The Streaming Biz

Law360 (September 15, 2021, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday permanently barred streaming service Locast from transmitting broadcast content over the internet, dealing a death blow to the three-year-old app and handing a win to the TV networks that sought its demise.

According to a permanent injunction order signed by U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton, former Dish Network executive David Goodfriend and his nonprofit entity Sports Fan Coalition New York are "permanently restrained and enjoined from operating Locast."

The move came two weeks after Judge Stanton ruled that Locast was not shielded by the Copyright Act's Section 111(a), which allows nonprofit groups to retransmit over-the-air TV signals to users who cannot receive them.

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I guess that answers all of our questions. I figured Locast could come back paying the re-transmission fees to back them legit, but I guess that is out too. With Locast losing out, there will probably never be a legal service streaming that will give you all of the stations in your DMA. No service cable or satellite carries all of the TV services in your DMA, especially in outlaying areas. Like out here on the Oregon Coast we have several translators, but they do not carry everything in Portland.
I depend on some streaming and Dish to get most of it, but even then there are gaps. No Rewind, Metv+, or Decades and none stream.This is really a shame.
 

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I guess that answers all of our questions. I figured Locast could come back paying the re-transmission fees to back them legit, but I guess that is out too. With Locast losing out, there will probably never be a legal service streaming that will give you all of the stations in your DMA. No service cable or satellite carries all of the TV services in your DMA, especially in outlaying areas. Like out here on the Oregon Coast we have several translators, but they do not carry everything in Portland.
I depend on some streaming and Dish to get most of it, but even then there are gaps. No Rewind, Metv+, or Decades and none stream.This is really a shame.
There could be if the Government told local cable channels to put the locals out into the wild on the Internet, and could recover X cents per channel to keep it close to no cost.
 

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Locast Is Permanently Locked Out Of The Streaming Biz

Law360 (September 15, 2021, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday permanently barred streaming service Locast from transmitting broadcast content over the internet, dealing a death blow to the three-year-old app and handing a win to the TV networks that sought its demise.

According to a permanent injunction order signed by U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton, former Dish Network executive David Goodfriend and his nonprofit entity Sports Fan Coalition New York are "permanently restrained and enjoined from operating Locast."

The move came two weeks after Judge Stanton ruled that Locast was not shielded by the Copyright Act's Section 111(a), which allows nonprofit groups to retransmit over-the-air TV signals to users who cannot receive them.

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Read more at: Locast Is Permanently Locked Out Of The Streaming Biz - Law360
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The judge is kind of overstepping his bounds on what a non profit is. Only the IRS decides that and if the IRS says they are a non profit then they are a non profit.

I am told Locast will be appealing the decision and perhaps when they come back they have more areas available.

It will be interesting if that is the case.


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The judge is kind of overstepping his bounds on what a non profit is. Only the IRS decides that and if the IRS says they are a non profit then they are a non profit.

I am told Locast will be appealing the decision and perhaps when they come back they have more areas available.

It will be interesting if that is the case.


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I am sure hoping something can be done. Locast was serving an area where people do not have access to locals. In my case, some of it was a backup as I get some of the PDX stations via translators, but not all. We do get the main ones, but no ION. If a translator goes out, we can be without that channel for sometime.
 

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In this day? That's been happening for at least a hundred years. Especially in mafia days..
I realize that, but there is more under the table stuff in this day and I don't see that changing. The Big 4 have a lot of clout and they have deep pockets. The Big 4 make millions on re-transmission fees and they are not going to lose it.
As much as I detest pirating, I can see why so much of it keeps going. The laws are so restrictive when it comes to copyrights. I am not saying, that copyrighted material should not be protected, but some times the rules go too far. I was hoping that the Big 4 could make a deal with Locast.
 
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The judge is kind of overstepping his bounds on what a non profit is. Only the IRS decides that and if the IRS says they are a non profit then they are a non profit.

I am told Locast will be appealing the decision and perhaps when they come back they have more areas available.

It will be interesting if that is the case.


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