The Second Circuit’s Aereo Math: One Copy + One Subscriber ≠ Public Performance

The Second Circuit’s Aereo Math: One Copy + One Subscriber ≠ Public Performance

Last week­—the week of May 12, 2013­—proved to be an eventful week for Aereo. On May 14, 2013, the controversial broadcast television streaming service filed a motion for summary judgment in the Southern District of New York on copyright claims brought by broadcast television networks that Aereo’s service directly infringes the networks’ public performance rights and directly and secondarily infringes their reproduction rights.