If you know me by now, you know I do not like to get involved in politics.
Everywhere you go, someone is ranting about conservatives or liberals, or republicans or democrats, or the rich or the poor.
Someone is a proud and screaming liberal!
Someone is a God-fearing conservative!
What about us who have neutral or centrist ideology?
Oh! Shoot! I just answered my own question, didn’t I?
As a result of this partisan/one-party political system here in the U.S., a lot of things that we once took for granted a decade or two ago are in jeopardy…Namely, television!
On April 22, Aereo is going in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to argue their case that the technology they use is not infringing on broadcaster’s copyrights! It is just merely new technology!
In short, if the U.S. Supreme Court sides with broadcasters, it will literally make television illegal in this country!
If you have an antenna on top of your roof, on a tower mast, or even the set-top “rabbit ears” in your bedroom, you will be committing a civil, if not criminal offense!
This is a technology that has been around almost 70 years! All Aereo wants to do is improve upon it! They do not want to violate any privacy or copyright laws!
Broadcasters will still have their revenues and stipends they get from advertisers and cable companies!
In other words,; If you want to watch T.V. in the U.S…You’re gonna have to pay…and pay a lot!
The worst part; How are we to be informed of a major emergency such as tornado, snow storm, hurricane, earthquake, nuclear or terrorist attack, when we can’t afford to pay for T.V.?
Tough shit…? No money-no honey? It’s a capitalist society! That’s the way its always been!
The “Tough Shit” economic system of this past decade has to stop especially when it comes to the last line of defense of millions of lives; a line of defense that has been in place for over 7 (seven) decades and has proven to be very effective!
O.k…Now for how this will hurt the broadcasters if the Supreme Court rules in the broadcaster’s favor: There are more “poor” people in this country than there are rich people. Broadcasters will not be getting very many subscribers!
All of the money spent by broadcasters to fight Aereo and this new technology (and to
pay off contribute campaign funds to a few judges and lawmakers) will be wasted down the road!
Broadcasters will be shooting themselves in the foot by not embracing Aereo’s technology!
Look at cable many years ago! Broadcasters fought them, and now they work hand in hand!
Please visit this webpage to find out more about what the hell this ranting and raving nutjob is talking about!
The future of television in the U.S. depends on you: The consumer!