communal aerial

(redirected from communal antenna)

communal aerial

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communal antenna

n
(Broadcasting) a television or radio receiving aerial from which received signals are distributed by cable to several outlets
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Plus, its operation rests on loopholes permitted by digital technology -- Aereo captures broadcast television and retransmits it to subscribers over the Internet, but according to the lower Courts, it doesn't constitute public performance because it uses mini-antennas (rather than one communal antenna) to capture the TV signals, and thus it is considered "private."