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Supreme Court to Hear Aereo Case

1/10/2014

By L.A. Ross
TheWrap

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Friday it would hear an appeal from the big four broadcast networks in a lawsuit against Aereo, a service created by Barry Diller's IAC that allows internet users to stream the networks' broadcasts without paying retransmission fees.

ABC, NBC Universal, CBS Broadcasting, and 21st Century Fox appealed a lower court's decision that denied their request to shut down the service. Their argument has been that Aereo essentially amounts to piracy, since unlike satellite and cable providers, the service does not pay fees to the networks for the right to broadcast their signals.

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