“The Rise and Fall of Aereo”

Damon Root, in the latest issue of Reason, has an interesting piece explaining the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Aereo, makers of a tiny antenna which allowed subscribers to watch and record TV broadcasts on their mobile phones, and the major American TV networks.  "Subscribers" might be the key word here. I get the impression … Continue reading “The Rise and Fall of Aereo”

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Whoever wins, we lose

The good news is, Donald Trump or Bill Maher will lose this case. The bad news is, Donald Trump or Bill Maher will win this case: Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit against Bill Maher for failing to live up to an "unconditional offer" made on NBC's Tonight Show to donate $5 million to charity if Trump provided a copy … Continue reading Whoever wins, we lose

“Why do these stories always seem to come from Britain?” department

For God's sake, don't let the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council know about this: A pub singer has been arrested on suspicion of racial harassment after singing Kung Fu Fighting in front of two Chinese people. Simon Ledger says he fears he will end up with a criminal record for performing the 1974 disco classic at … Continue reading “Why do these stories always seem to come from Britain?” department