Opinion: News Corp.'s anti-Aereo stance should be a wake-up call

04/15/2013 | TVNewsCheck (free registration)

Federal regulators would be wise to pay attention to the declaration by Chase Carey, News Corp.'s chief operating officer, that the company could convert its Fox network to a cable channel if the Aereo streaming service isn't shut down, columnist Harry A. Jessell writes. "[I]f [over-the-air] viewers suddenly couldn't find their favorite Fox programs, it would be the fault of overly permissive courts and a Congress that failed to defend Fox's broadcast copyrights," he writes. Fox has other options to defend itself against Aereo, Jessell writes, including expanding station streaming and advancing mobile DTV.

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