NFL, Viacom, Unions Rip Aereo At High Court

By Bill Donahue (November 19, 2013, 4:40 PM EST) -- A chorus of major sports leagues, media conglomerates, labor unions, legal scholars and others urged the U.S. Supreme Court last week to consider shutting down Aereo Inc., warning that a lower court ruling declaring the online service was legal threatened the basic rules of copyright law.

In seven amicus briefs filed in support of a petition for certiorari from the nation's major broadcast networks, a formidable lineup of powerful voices told the justices in varying ways that they should overturn an April ruling by the Second Circuit in which the court refused to shutter Aereo.

In that decision, the appeals court...

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