February 6, 2010
Your Big Screen Super Bowl Party May Be Illegal
Super Bowl fans may have something to worry about after reading this post by an Ars Technica writer, who ponders whether watching the Super Bowl on a TV 55-inches or larger is committing a federal offense.
It seems that TV broadcasts and movies can only be displayed if "no such audiovisual device has a diagonal screen size greater than 55 inches, and any audio portion of the performance or display is communicated by means of a total of not more than 6 loudspeakers."
There are other factors that matter like whether the games are shown in a large public gathering place. So most super bowl watching fans should be safe.
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