FilmOn X Loses Bid To Join Aereo Supreme Court Case

Alki David‘s streaming service will get a chance to participate in the broadcasters’ case against Aereo before the Supreme Court on April 22. FilmOn X filed a motion for leave to intervene in early February on the potential game-changer of a case. At the time, its argument was that while FilmOn X has been slapped with injunctions from offering over-the-air broadcast signals via the Internet, similar service Aereo has not and it would not fairly argue in favor of David’s company in front of SCOTUS. The Court disagreed today after considering the motion in conference Friday. Like in the January decision by the Court to hear the case and the arguments themselves in April, Justice Samuel Alito was recused from the FilmOn ruling because his family owns Disney stock.

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