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Aereo: Consequences of Supreme Court Loss Are ‘Chilling’

aereoAereo has filed its last written argument before the Supreme Court hears the case next month. In a statement, CEO Chet Kanojia said if the broadcasters win, “the consequences to American consumers and the cloud industry are chilling.”

Since the beginning of television, consumers have had a fundamental right to watch over-the-air broadcast television using an individual antenna, and they have had the right to record copies for their personal use since the U.S. Supreme Court Sony Betamax decision in 1984. These are rights that should be protected and preserved as they have been for generations.

We look forward to presenting our case to the Supreme Court on April 22 and we have every hope and confidence that the Court will continue validate and preserve a consumer’s right to use lawful technology innovations like Aereo.

Read the full brief at The Hollywood Reporter.

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