NEW YORK: A New York federal judge on Thursday barred embattled video streaming company Aereo from transmitting the programs of television broadcasters as they are being shown, blocking its bid to operate like a traditional cable system. 570 more words
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Aereo can no longer relay TV shows to its customers using its teeny-tiny antennas (for now, that is), according to US District Judge Alison Nathan. It’s been a while since the Supreme Court decided that the service violates the law by “transmitting performances of copyrighted work to the public,” but it’s only now that a judge has issued a temporary ban order. 117 more words
It hasn’t been Aereo’s year.
The Supreme Court ruled in June that the company’s service, which allowed its users to record over-the-air broadcasts and watch them on their smartphones, tablets, and other devices, was operating in violation of the Copyright Act of 1976 because it was so similar to cable offerings. 321 more words
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction that officially prohibits Aereo from offering unauthorized streams of broadcast programming.
The judge’s action is not a surprise given the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of broadcasters in June. 261 more words