Aereo Can't Use Compulsory License, Judge Says

Law360, New York (October 23, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT) -- Aereo Inc., the upstart online streaming service that was shuttered by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, lost its bid Thursday to continue operating by using the compulsory copyright license available to cable providers.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan issued a preliminary injunction sought by the nation's broadcasters against Aereo ever since the high court's ruling, which said the company was violating copyrights by retransmitting their broadcasts without permission.

The injunction bars the company from retransmitting television broadcasts while they're still airing, but retransmissions of time-delayed content, such as material recorded through Aereo's DVR service, were left for future proceedings. Either way,...

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