By Kevin Goldberg, FHH CommLawBlog, December 18, 2013
| Warring parties agree on one thing: the Supreme Court should | intervene ASAP -- but will the Supremes agree to take the case | now? | | The Aereo War rages on, fought (like most wars) on several | fronts, but always with an eye toward that epic battle | destined to change the face of the conflict entirely. | Yorktown. Waterloo. Gettysburg. Normandy. | | Possibly soon to be added to that list: Washington, likely | site of the Aereo Armageddon. More specifically, One First | Street, N.E. -- where the U.S. Supreme Court sits. | | And it could happen sooner than many expected. That's because | the major broadcast networks, having lost their bids to shut | Aereo down in New York and Boston, have sought Supreme Court | review of the New York decision. And, in an interesting | gambit, Aereo has taken the unusual step of agreeing with its | adversaries. Aereo says that the Supreme Court should take the | case. While that is no guarantee that the Court will agree | that the issues are now ripe for resolution at the highest | level, such unanimity among the parties certainly doesn't | hurt.
Goldberg will be a participant in a Bloomberg BNA webinar about Aereo on January 16 titled "Will Aereo Case Force a Rewrite of Communications and Copyright Laws?" According to the FHH website:
| ...the [webinar] is billed as a webinar for folks who advise | communications and broadcasting companies, professionals | involved in media ownership and regulation and intellectual | property practitioners. It may even qualify for continuing | legal education in some jurisdictions. Such a deal! The 90- | minute affair, which is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m., is | sponsored by Bloomberg BNA.
It's also expensive: $224 if you're not a Bloomberg BNA subscriber. I won't be watching.