What Aereo ruling means for tech
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Aereo effectively shut down the service due to complaints of copyright infringement. This decision could mean trouble for “sharing economy” companies like Airbnb and Uber, which have also come under scrutiny by regulators. Just as Aereo was deemed to essentially be a cable company, regulators may decide Uber is a taxi service and Airbnb a hotel service, subjecting each tech company to its corresponding industry’s rules and taxes.
Read more from “How the Aereo Decision Resembles Uber, Airbnb Regulatory Efforts” (Boston Globe).