The US Supreme Court says Aereo is illegal

25 June 2014TechnologyTelevision

Zachary M. Seward, reporting for Quartz:

The US Supreme Court ruled that Aereo violates copyright law by transmitting broadcast television over the internet, siding with America’s largest media companies in a case that will shape the future of TV.

A disappointing verdict, especially given Aereo’s prior successes in lower courts. Media companies may be successful in the short term with legal challenges like this that thwart the technological innovation of competitors, but in the long run they either embrace change or risk becoming irrelevant.