Updated Apr. 21, 2014 at 7:56 a.m.

Premium Lock Supreme Court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

Published: 2014-04-21 05:46:00
Updated: 2014-04-21 07:56:34

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Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being. The target is startup Aereo, which takes free television signals from the airwaves and sends them over the Internet to paying subscribers in 11 cities....

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One piece of information left out here is that you can only view Aereo from within the coverage area. If I have an account in NY and take my iPad to Myrtle Beach, I won't be able to watch it. Thus, even though it's online, it really is like watching TV OTA. I'm rooting for David (not Goliath) in this battle.
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