ABC Station Urges 1st Circ. To Declare Aereo Illegal

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 3:27 PM EST) -- A local ABC Inc. affiliate in Boston on Monday launched the latest appeals court battle over online streaming service Aereo Inc., pressing the First Circuit to overturn a district decision that said Aereo likely didn’t violate copyright law.

The case is the latest to reach a federal circuit court in the nationwide battle over Aereo and technological copycat FilmOn X, both of which use banks of tiny antennae to rebroadcast individual television signals over the web. Both companies claim the quirky technology means they don’t have to...
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