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Trans Pacific Partnership Leak Would Ban Internet TV

The original intent of the FTA provision in other agreements was not to ban internet TV services, but rather deal with “the possible consequences of extra-territorial internet retransmission” from a provider subject to statutory licensing in one country to others where no remuneration scheme existed. […] Cable companies and satellite companies rebroadcast signals, but they license the content through a statutory license for specific areas served. They do not have the rights to serve the world. At the time of those early FTAs, there may have been no apparent means to hold internet transmissions to their territories. But it is not impossible now. Aereo had technology to limit the viewing of a free broadcast to the area of that broadcast. You could not live-view the programming from another city or country. – Sean Flynn,infojustice 

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