If you shared an antenna, it would definitely be illegal since it would be considered an unlicensed cable TV system. If the antenna is dedicated for his use it gets into a grey area and even greyer if you convert put the signal on his own private LAN (there is currently a law suite in the US where a company is renting out micro antennas in their building and they send the station you tune to you over the internet, see the thread Can the likes of Hopper and Aereo ruin OTA ?).Here's the proposal:
Could my brother legally setup his OTA setup on my silos and then "beam" the signal back to his house through PPPoE? He would probably have a PC at the top of the silo with a tuner running wmc or xbmc. I wasn't able to find any posts where others had tried/were doing something similar to this for long runs.
In the past it was the cable companies who used to train their staff to report any suspicious coax cables draped between houses. A visit or call from someone in IC or other authority would soon follow. This spying happened fairly often to urban owners of BUDs and big OTA Towers too. Nowadays with all the small dishes, cable overbuilds, competing services, and OTA antennas out there the lookout for odd cabling is probably not so big a training item anymore.Jase88 said:I doubt Industry Canada would concern itself with such a setup