U.S. Supreme Court Pulls the Plug on Aereo’s Streaming TV Service
So they were taking things that you can get over an antennae and steaming it online. You’d think the networks would be thanking them for more audience. Maybe they should just move out of the country.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a potentially fatal blow to Aereo, an Internet service that allows customers to watch broadcast TV programs on mobile devices.
Launched a year ago in New York and then extended to 10 other U.S. cities, it allows customers to watch over-the-air TV programs on a smartphone, tablet, or computer for as little as $8 a month. Selections can be viewed live or recorded for later viewing.
The court found that Aereo violates federal copyright law by retransmitting copyrighted programs without paying a copyright fee.
Chet Kanojia, Aereo founder and CEO, said in a statement the ruling is “a massive setback for the American consumer.”
“This sends a chilling message to the technology industry,” he said.