Hope fades for cheap TV-over-Internet as FilmOn loses copyright fight [Updated] | Ars Technica

Remember the startup Aereo? That’s the Boston-based outfit that tried to sell TV over the Internet for $8 a month before it was stymied by the TV networks. The networks argued that Aereo’s system infringed their copyrighted programs. After years of legal battles, the Supreme Court sided with the networks in 2014. The court says that Aereo’s system of “renting” tiny antennas to each customer didn’t protect it from copyright allegations. In a 6-3 opinion, the high court held that Aereo looked like a cable system, so its users weren’t entitled to free over-the-air broadcasts.

Source: Hope fades for cheap TV-over-Internet as FilmOn loses copyright fight [Updated] | Ars Technica

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