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Aereo loses Supreme Court case against TV broadcasters
Aereo loses Supreme Court case against TV broadcasters

The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a start-up company that streams local TV signals to consumers over the Internet via remote antennas, violates the Copyright Act. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court dismissed Aereo's argument that it was merely an antenna service and compared it to a cable system. Aereo, which is available in 11 markets, charges customers between $8 and $12 a month for its service, which includes a cloud-based digital video recorder. "Aereo is not simply an equipment provider," the ruling said. "Aereo sells a service that allows subscribers to watch television programs, many of which are copyrighted, virtually as they are being broadcast."...

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