placeshifting

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placeshifting

To watch or listen to a video or audio program in a different venue. Digital media hubs let you watch videos and look at photos on your TV that are stored in your computer, and wireless viewers retrieve your media while you move around the house. Sling Media's Slingbox (www.slingmedia.com) does the opposite. It streams TV, cable, satellite and DVR programs to any local or remote PC. Contrast with timeshifting. See digital media hub.

Podcasts Are Placeshifted
Podcasts are a type of placeshifting because radio broadcasts are heard from a portable digital media player, rather than a regular radio or Internet radio. See podcast.
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(208) While this particular hypothetical is perhaps unremarkable, cumulative similar hypotheticals suggest an increase in economic activity as a result of the ability to placeshift. (209)
Orb Network's CEO stated in 2005, "I'll bet there will be a Supreme Court ruling sometime in the next decade specifically addressing this issue: Does the consumer have the right to placeshift as they do time-shift their content?" Wallenstein, supra note 7.
He also noted that a firefighting crew had used Slingbox to "placeshift the local news helicopter video feed from the fire station to a mobile phone at the scene of the fire, thereby providing the firefighting crew with an overhead view." Id.