Isn't the head of Locast run by an ex FCC attorney or someone that knows the broadcasting laws well? Seems I read that somewhere.I believe the more markets Locast adds, the harder it will be for broadcast attorneys to win their case. I'm sure Locast has high-priced attorneys of their own.
The FCC has nothing to do with it, this is a copyright case that is being heard in federal court. And prior cases don't have an impact on current cases, only the actual facts on the ground in this case.I'm not saying they've done anything illegal. I'm saying they've been in the hot seat with the FCC before.
Locast is being represented, at least in part, by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They have a little experience in this area | Electronic Frontier FoundationIsn't the head of Locast run by an ex FCC attorney or someone that knows the broadcasting laws well? Seems I read that somewhere.
I never said they did. I simply remarked on previous Dish executives being involved. What makes you such an expert? Are you a corporate attorney?
Well, no, I can read and I have graduated a high school that required me to pass civics class. The case has been filed in federal court, and the FCC does not adjudicate copyright complaints. Locast is not subject to FCC regulations in any form that I'm aware of. If I'm wrong, I'll be glad to accept it when shown evidence
"Locast founder and chairman David Goodfriend has a passion for finding ways to help disenfranchised consumers. A former FCC, congressional, and White House lawyer, and an adjunct professor of law, Goodfriend is no stranger to the intersection of media, law, and technology."Isn't the head of Locast run by an ex FCC attorney or someone that knows the broadcasting laws well? Seems I read that somewhere.
One fly in your "ointment" is that the local stations aren't the ones suing Locast, it's the networks that supply programming to the locals. Yes, some locals are owned by the networks, but that's not the contention of the lawsuit.I think the judge should also look at the original contract for the tv station and the broadcasting of the station in his decision on locast. The original contract the way I understood it growing up was if the broadcasters wanted the free use of the spectrum they had to let the people watch their station free of charge cause the spectrum belonged to the people not the government and it was only on loan to them. If they stopped broadcasting they had to return the spectrum to the government/fcc to repurpose it. Now when comes to Locast they are just letting the people that have trouble getting the stations in their own area a way to watch that station free of charge. Now if the station Fox,ABC,CBS,NBC are complaining and sueing to me they are not living up to the broadcaster side of the agreement and they should have to let locast rebroadcast their signal free of charge or have to give their spectrum back to the people and take their channels the cable digital way so they don't have to use the peoples spectrum. And they can stop Locast from rebroadcasting their signal.
I also think that some broadcasters,telcos,cables and fcc plus one satellite company,Some of the people should go to jail for buying and selling something they didn't own. (The spectrum) It Bullsh!t the broadcasters,some that went out of the business and a satellite company not even owned by an american made billions on something not theirs didn't go to jail for buying and selling it.Also the fcc members that let the buy and sell go through.
No I don't live in a locast area,hell might never see locast in this area in WV. To rural and only pick up CBS,NBC and PBS,3 broadcast stations over the air.
I don't see that Locast & the FCC is not an issue, as Locast does no transmitting over the air waves. It would be a copyright issue, if anything. I am sure this will go to the U.S. Supreme Court, if either side loses. I think this will drag on for sometime. Both sides are in this fight to the end. Both have a lot to lose.Well, no, I can read and I have graduated a high school that required me to pass civics class. The case has been filed in federal court, and the FCC does not adjudicate copyright complaints. Locast is not subject to FCC regulations in any form that I'm aware of. If I'm wrong, I'll be glad to accept it when shown evidence
Local stations lose no ad revenue due Locast's retransmissions. A case can even be made that they increase ad revenue by expanding the viewership of the stations.But you see,yes I know that it is not the local stations that are sueing its the big networks.But even the big networks need the revenue from the local stations and the ads they sell.Yes they already shown they can make money off of cable with peacock,cbsaccess,etc.But most of their money comes from selling their service to the local broadcast stations. If they had to make it on the revenues of their O&O stations alone and their digital they would have a hard time makeing it. Like I said. If they don't want people to watch their streams then anywhere the local station is useing their service block them and only use the spectrum for the local O&O station. If going to sell your service to that local station then you are offering that signal to anybody in that area within like a 100 miles so if can't be see because of obsticles and other stuff as long as a company is not charging for the service it should be allowed.That is the offer that was promise to the people.See how long the networks would last.ABC,CBS,FOX,NBC,CW if didn't have the local stations to fall back on and only had their O&O stations for income.And even the O&O stations are suppose to make it possible for everybody in their viewing area to be able to see their signal. So should be anywhere you let your signal be shown,anybody within like 100 miles from that broadcast station as long as not being charged should be free no matter how it is provided.
Its not the local stations...its the content providers objecting to redistribution of their intellectual property without compensationLocal stations lose no ad revenue due Locast's retransmissions. A case can even be made that they increase ad revenue by expanding the viewership of the stations.
In some cases, this might be true.Cooyright owners lose the revenue from subscriber fees
They lose the retransmission fees that would've been paid by any Locast subscribers that would've bought cable or satellite TV service had Locast not been available. That is the entire argument of the broadcasters suing LocastThey lose nothing... Locast receives their free transmissions over the air and rebroadcasts them like any other non-profit repeater.