FilmOn Can't Join Aereo Case, Supreme Court Says

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 12:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that online streaming service FilmOn X LLC couldn't intervene in the pending high court battle between rival service Aereo Inc. and big broadcasters, rejecting the argument that it deserved to have a say in the case.

The justices denied FilmOn's bid to join the case against Aereo, which, like FilmOn, uses tiny banks of antennas to rebroadcast over-the-air television content on the internet without paying royalties. As is customary, the court didn't explain its rationale.

Throughout years of litigation, the...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.