Supreme Court to finally settle case between broadcasters, Aereo

Aereo has only been around for a short time and it’s already had a tough road. Will it stick it out to be the next standard, or will it fall victim to lawsuits?

On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case brought by ABC and a number of other TV and film studios against Aereo, the online TV startup. The two sides will present oral arguments in April 2014, with a decision expected by July 2014.

“The question presented is: Whether a company ‘publicly performs’ a copyrighted television program when it retransmits a broadcast of that program to thousands of paid subscribers over the Internet,” wrote the petitioners last year.

As we’ve reported before, Aereo has consistently won at all levels of the judicial system, including most notably at the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in July 2013.

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via Ars Technica http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/index/~3/bR6_INCGIdQ/

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