This should interest Motor City lawyers, as well as viewers there who want to stream programming from local TV stations without a cable/satellite subscription or an antenna. Seems that every time Aereo enters a market, it faces a new lawsuit from broadcasters. (They say the service infringes on their copyrights by streaming their programming to subscribers without permission. Aereo responds that it merely leases consumers the kinds of technologies they already can use at home to watch free, over-the-air TV.) Last week broadcasters asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review rulings in New York that upheld Aereo’s right to continue offering its service while judges try to decide which side is right in the copyright infringement case. Aereo also faces court challenges in Boston and Utah. Following its launch in New York City, Aereo says it expects to be in 22 cities this year.
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