Aereo startup tries to thwart additional lawsuits

May 06, 2013

(AP)—TV-over-the-Internet startup Aereo wants a federal court to declare its service legal across the nation.

Aereo takes free signals from the airwaves and sends them over the Internet to paying subscribers.

in New York have been issuing preliminary rulings declaring that Aereo's service is permitted under . ., however, threatened a lawsuit in Boston after Aereo announced plans to start service there next week. The Boston court would not be bound by New York's rulings.

Aereo says additional lawsuits would be duplicative and wasteful. To thwart them, Aereo is asking the U.S. District Court in New York to declare outright that its service doesn't infringe on broadcasters' copyrights, consistent with the preliminary rulings so far. The declaration sought would apply to Aereo's expansion markets, including Boston.

Explore further: Japan's NTT to buy German data centre operator

5 /5 (2 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Aereo wins partial victory in broadcasters' suit

May 22, 2012

(AP) -- Aereo, a startup that takes live TV broadcasts and sends them to mobile devices in New York for a monthly fee, has won a partial victory in court over the media companies that are suing it.

Aereo, TV over Internet service, expands to PCs

Oct 17, 2012

(AP)—Billionaire Barry Diller's Aereo is broadening availability of its service even as broadcasters challenge the legality of the startup's live television transmissions over the Internet.

Exec threatens to pull Fox signal if Aereo goes on

Apr 08, 2013

(AP)—A top executive with the owner of the Fox broadcast network is threatening to convert the network to a pay-TV channel if Internet startup Aereo continues to "steal" Fox's over-the-air signal and sell it to consumers ...

CEO: Lawuit could kill Internet TV startup

May 31, 2012

(AP) — News Corp.'s Fox and other broadcasters went to court on Wednesday to try to pull the plug on a startup that takes live TV programming and sends it to mobile devices in New York for a monthly fee.

Recommended for you

Japan's NTT to buy German data centre operator

22 hours ago

Japanese telecom giant NTT Communications is looking to acquire German data centre operator e-shelter, as it seeks to cash in on growing demand in Europe, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Google hits back at rivals with futuristic HQ plan

Feb 27, 2015

Google unveiled plans Friday for a new campus headquarters integrating wildlife and sweeping waterways, aiming to make a big statement in Silicon Valley—which is already seeing ambitious projects from Apple ...

Ericsson sues Apple over patent violations

Feb 27, 2015

Swedish telecoms group Ericsson announced Friday a lawsuit against Apple claiming that the US tech giant continued to use its technology in iPhones and other wireless devices after refusing to renew a licencing ...

Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote

Feb 27, 2015

(AP)—The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission's vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes for the ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.