If it is legal for the final recipient to have the bits, does it really matter the exact method that that user got the bits?
I know that the big media companies want to make it so, but they are not always getting their way.
An example of this is the comcast remote DVR.
It's clearly legal for a person to have a DVR in their house and time-shift or space-shift programs. Comcast introduces a 'cloud' DVR where the bits are not stored on hard drives in the house, but instead on hard drives in a Comcast datacenter. networks sued to block this and Comcast won.
There are other cases that sound somewhat similar where the networks have won, so it's not a slam dunk, but there's enough sanity here to say that the big media companies are not getting their way.