Justices' Heads In The Cloud During Aereo Hearing

Law360, New York (April 22, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices grilled attorneys for both Aereo Inc. and the big broadcasters Tuesday, expressing strong skepticism about the legality of the streaming service but also pushing the networks to explain how the court could avoid a ruling that harms cloud computing.

The high court heard oral arguments on the legality of Aereo’s service, which retransmits over-the-air television to paid subscribers over the Web without authorization or payment. Aereo says it’s essentially renting out antennae for consumers to access already-free television; the broadcasters say it’s...
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