Supreme Court decisions

Supreme Court ruling on Aereo TV

The Su­preme Court has ruled that Aereo, the up­start tele­vi­sion stream­ing ser­vice, vi­ol­ated copy­right laws by re­send­ing broad­cast sig­nals without pay­ing li­cens­ing fees.

In a 6-3 de­cision, justices said the law for­bids un­li­censed com­pan­ies to “trans­mit” copy­righted shows to the view­ing pub­lic. Aereo ar­gued, un­suc­cess­fully, that it was trans­mit­ting sig­nals to in­di­vidu­al cus­tom­ers through the use of tiny ren­ted an­ten­nas.