Broadcasters Strike Out In Aereo Ruling

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT) -- With baseball season upon us, the broadcast industry struck out yet again when the Second Circuit held on April 1 that Aereo Inc., which provides a service that streams local broadcast TV programming to subscribers, does not violate any copyrights of the broadcasters because the service does not constitute a transmission to the public.

Aereo employs a multitude of dime-sized antennas to allow individual subscribers to watch broadcast television programming on their laptops, tablets and mobile devices or over Internet-enabled televisions, and to remotely record the...
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