[opendtv] Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court to Intervene Over Aereo

  • From: Monty Solomon <monty@xxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:11:47 -0400

Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court to Intervene Over Aereo

Oct. 11, 2013

Major TV broadcasters petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday 
over Aereo Inc., a streaming-video startup backed by media mogul 
Barry Diller.

The broadcasters argue that Aereo, which streams local TV signals 
over the Web without their permission, violates their copyrights. The 
broadcasters, that include Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, Comcast Corp.'s 
NBC, CBS Corp. and 21st Century Fox, are appealing a ruling earlier 
this year by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which denied 
their request to shut down the fee-based service.

The circuit court's decision "is already transforming the industry 
and threatening the very fundamentals of broadcast television," the 
broadcasters wrote in the petition.



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