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AEREO IS SUED AGAIN

October 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Aereo has another lawsuit on its hands. The Barry Diller-backed service, which collects over-the-air broadcast signals on tiny antennas and then delivers them to subscribers over the Internet, now faces a new legal challenge from local broadcasters in Salt Lake City and the Fox Broadcasting Co., who maintain that the system amounts to copyright theft. “No amount of technological gimmickry by Aereo changes the fundamental principle of law that those who wish to retransmit copyrighted broadcasts may do so only with the copyright owners’ authority,” the plaintiffs said in a statement. A federal court in New York refused to issue an injunction barring Aereo from operating in that city, and in its own statement on Monday Aereo said that the “fact that Fox did not prevail in their efforts to enjoin Aereo in their existing federal lawsuit does not entitle them to a do-over in another jurisdiction.”