Aereo Tells 2nd Circ. Streaming TV Is Legal

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 6:50 PM EST) -- Television streaming company Aereo Inc. told the Second Circuit on Friday that picking up television signals and rebroadcasting them over the Internet complies with copyright case law, despite complaints from big broadcasters that the system is illegal.

Aereo has structured its system so that streamed television shows it sends to subscribers is technically a “private performance” not protected by copyright laws, even if the program it broadcasts goes to thousands of users at once, its lawyer argued at oral arguments in New York.

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