Putting this podcast out there feels a lot like standing on a high dive platform looking down past my toes at an ice cold pool.
I'm taking the plunge.
The US Supreme Court ruled today that Aereo, an over-the-air TV broadcast streaming service, violated copyright law by streaming it’s content to paid subscribers.
Aereo bills itself as a DVR meets cloud storage meets netflix where subscribers can pay to rent a tiny antenna and DVR at a local Aereo antenna farm. Subscribers can direct their antenna and DVR to view and record shows over the internet to computers, tablets, and smartphones. More about their service here.
Recording and playback of broadcast content is legal. If it goes over the airwaves, you’re allowed to receive it, view it, record it, and play it back later. Where Aereo walked the fine legal line was on it’s subscription model. According to Aereo, they are selling the ability to record and watch broadcast content, not the content itself. Of course, Aereo’s opponents don’t see it that way. They contend that Aereo is profiting off of copyrighted content by rebroadcasting it.
We achievers miss the real story. Our job is simply to grow. God’s job is to prune that growth — shaping, directing and trimming us into something useful and beautiful. The pressure is off. The credit is his.
What do you do to relax? Some people build old wooden ships in a bottle. I record a DC Talk cover from the 90s.
Featuring: a larrivee 6-string, a dot deluxe hollow body, piano, some synth, a cajon & some other stuff.
And none of that canned loop nonsense.
Chuck Bear loves visitors. This weekend, he finally met Grandpa Mike. I they’ll get along just fine.