Broadcasters could go to Supreme Court to shut down Aereo

Broadcasters could reportedly file a petition to the Supreme Court today to stop Aereo from operating due to copyright violations.

The plaintiffs have suffered a string of legal losses in their attempts to shut Aereo down, the latest coming this week in Massachusetts.

Backed by media mogul Barry Diller and InterActiveCorp (IACI), Aereo streams local-TV signals over the Web for $12 a month using thousands of tiny broadcast antennae.

Those lining up against Aereo in the legal fight include Disney's (DIS) ABC, CBS (CBS), Fox (FOXA) and Comcast's (CMCSA) NBC.

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  • Patent News
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    what is their case to shut it down exactly if they have lost everything else?


    seems desperate!
    11 Oct 2013, 06:19 AM Reply Like
  • MJ Pragmatist
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    BTW, it's antennas, not antennae. Bugs have antennae.
    11 Oct 2013, 07:26 AM Reply Like
  • tealone
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    lol! Now there will be a law suit against BUGS for using their "antennas".
    11 Oct 2013, 01:46 PM Reply Like
  • texaswiz says
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    Is there anybody out there who is actually using this service??
    Firsthand experience anyone?
    11 Oct 2013, 10:04 AM Reply Like
  • Nettligent
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    Aereo has very small number of Early Adopters. The current subscribers are not much at all and Aereo working hard to expand its market and increase its subscribers.
    Greedy media and content providers are far more concern beyond Aereo and future of their business. Like YouTube, Facebook, Google, etc. there will be new wave of innovation and breakthrough from an unexpected companies.
    Use your influence and power to shut them down before they hatch.
    12 Oct 2013, 11:21 AM Reply Like
  • Moon Kil Woong
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    This sounds a lot like Wi-Max which unfortunately got derailed or a lot more would be streaming between computers and for free. Considering broadcasters send via antenna it sounds silly to bar this. I think their real problem is digitizing their broadcast. Welcome to the 2000's guys. You have to get used to digital entertainment and the fact that 95% of lousy commercials are skipped over already.


    I don't see this affecting their bottom line one bit unless they also sue Tivo and the public for saving shows digitally and watching them when they want. I also support Wi-Max and the free exchange of information without profit motive. It's called communication and sharing, something apparently foreign to them.
    11 Oct 2013, 11:45 AM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    It's about the NFL and DTV more than anything else.
    11 Oct 2013, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • Tom Shaughnessy
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    They could always ask Aereo to provide their viewer information and then the broadcasting companies can factor it into their advertising models and charge more money for their advertising... as a last resort!
    11 Oct 2013, 02:57 PM Reply Like
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