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Aereo countersues the major broadcasters

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Mar 2012 22:51

Aereo countersues the major broadcasters Last week, the major broadcasters Fox, ABC, CBS and NBCU sued Aereo, citing copyright violation concerns.
The firm was set to launch an Internet TV service starting in New York. The service allows customers to view broadcast TV over the Internet from anywhere they have access.

In their suit, the broadcasters claimed that "Aereo will infringe their copyrights by making available technology which enables consumers to access broadcast television via a remote antenna and DVR."

Today, the company, backed by billionaire Barry Diller, has countersued.

Aereo says its tech lets viewers "do no more than what they are entitled to do," which is watch broadcast TV programs using antennas.

The countersuit was filed against ABC, CBS, NBCU, Fox, Telemundo and others.

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