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SCOTUS preview: Amicus briefs divided over legality of Aereo

Alli Pyrah, New York


The US Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday about whether online TV service Aereo violates broadcasters’ copyrights in ABC v Aereo, a case that has united bitter online streaming rivals and high-tech companies against broadcasters and the White House

Aereo’s technology assigns individual antennas to its subscribers, enabling them to pick up publicly broadcast signals then record programmes and stream them at the user’s request.

The service, which costs $8 to $12 per month, was specifically designed...


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