Aereo Saga Might Get Poor Reception In High Court For Now

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT) -- The nation's broadcasters took their dispute with Aereo Inc. to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday in the hopes of winning a ruling that the streaming service violates copyright law, but experts say the lack of a circuit split and other hurdles could doom the petition for the time being.

The bid for a writ of certiorari was the first to come out of the 18-month, multijurisdictional battle against Aereo and technologically analogous service FilmOn X, which both use banks of tiny antennae to retransmit broadcast television signals to individual Internet users.

The hot issue is whether retransmission through such a...

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