Written by John Carlucci, Alticast US CTO
The RSDVR legal framework was clarified with a much publicized split US Supreme Court Decision in "American Broadcasting Cos. vs. Aereo". The text of the decision is available here http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-461_l537.pdf.
While some, such as Vox, ( http://www.vox.com/2014/6/25/5841820/the-supreme-courts-aereo-decision-could-endanger-cloud-storage ) are concerned about the impact of this decision on cloud computing, Variety's Editor-in-chief suggests it lifts a "fog" so station owners should get on with innovating (http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/analysis-broadcasters-need-to-embrace-innovation-now-that-aereo-fog-has-lifted-1201246894/). I agree, if legal service that brings consumers convenience and functionality are not created, evolving technology will create alternative sources that are not friendly to copyright holders.