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Broadcasters cheer as Aereo loses Supreme Court fight
Broadcasters cheer as Aereo loses Supreme Court fight

In a major victory for the broadcast television industry, the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo — the start-up tech firm that distributes local television signals over the Internet — is illegal. The 6-3 decision in the case of ABC vs. Aereo is likely to sound a death knell for the tiny company that launched in 2012 as a low-cost alternative to high-priced cable and satellite television. It promised to change the way that people watched TV. Broadcasters — led by CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC — countered that the only thing Aereo was trying to change was having to comply with the Copyright Act. If Aereo was found to be legal, broadcasters feared that consumers might cut...

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