What quacks like cable TV is Cable TV.

Supreme Court of USA has given a rather strange ruling on Cable TV vs. Cloud Storage services. While saving Text or music or video on cloud remains text, music or video but if Cable TV is saved on cloud it ceases to be video and remains Video.

According to Sup Court, “What looks like TV, walks like TV, quacks like TV is a TV.”

A reasoning it did not adopt in its 1984 Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 followed by Appellate Court in 2008 in Cablevision case upholding the right of Storage providers and absolving them of breach of copyright by the conduct of users, Strange reasoning.

Shall dwell into full analysis ASAP.

Full judgement in Aereo  Case.

Copyright evolves into Textright

Traditional copy right which is re-affirmed and recognized by Digital Millennium Copyright Act has a new fall out: The International Standard Text Code (ISTC)

ISTC is a numbering system for the unique identification of text-based works; the term “work” can refer to any content appearing in conventional printed books, audio-books, static e-books or enhanced digital books, as well as content which might appear in a newspaper or journal. The ISTC provides a system with a method of automatically linking together publications of the “same content” and/or “related content”, thus improving discoverability of products and efficiencies. An ISTC number is the link between a user’s search for a piece of content and the ultimate sale or loan of a publication.(See http://www.istc-international.org/html/)

Any text-based content can be registered with the ISTC which shall act as the ‘Textright’ enabling detection of copyright violation on the Internet.