No clear leaning in opening arguments of Aereo case

Justices reserved skepticism for both sides in copyright battle

Despite optimism from stakeholders that the U.S. Supreme Court case American Broadcasting Companies Inc., et al, v. Aereo Inc., could potentially change the way that Americans watch TV, in its initial day in court, Justices were lukewarm to arguments in favor of Aereo’s business model.

Perhaps most telling of that skepticism was a comment from Chief Justice John Roberts who said to Aereo lawyers, "your technological model is based solely on circumventing legal prohibitions that you don't want to comply with."

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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