Joel Hiscott

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We'll Never Know the Internet We Lost

Aereo was built around a technicality. Some have called it a gimmick—Judge Chin called it a “Rube Goldberg contraption”—but here it is: if your gut reaction is “This is ridiculous,” it’s because copyright law is ridiculous. Aereo <i>relied on the law</i> to build its business. Today, the Supreme Court said …

Binge drinking, other alcohol excesses kill 88,000 a year, study finds

The death toll from binge drinking and other forms of excessive alcohol use in the United States is just shy of 88,000 per year, according to a new nationwide analysis.<p>Those casualties erased more than 2.5 million years of life that would have been lived each year had victims not been killed in …

Supreme Court Strikes Down Massachusetts Law Curbing Abortion Protesters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law requiring protesters to stay at least 35 feet from the entrances to clinics that provide abortions, a decision that cast a legal cloud over similar provisions in other states.<p>The court found that Massachusetts had violated the First …

Aereo loses to broadcasters in Supreme Court fight for its life

The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed. In a 6–3 ruling, the court found that Aereo's service violates the Copyright Act by playing back recordings of broadcasters' TV shows — even though it …