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Meerkat May Be Heading Into 'Legal Minefield'

The live-streaming startup Meerkat run into problems with copyright infringement, if users point their phones at TV sets and stream whatever's airing, the National Journal reports. Meerkat “may be loping into a legal minefield,” the publication states. “The same characteristics that make the app attractive to the hundreds of thousands of people who are downloading it -- its ease of use and engaged users -- make it perfect for another of the Internet's favorite pastimes: piracy. An National Association of Broadcasters spokesperson says the app isn't yet a problem for broadcasters.

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