Aereo’s on the ropes, and now broadcasters are trying for a knockout punch
Aereo's just waiting for a court to determine if it'll be allowed to make a backup legal argument for its survival -- but television broadcasters are determined to shut that effort down before it even gets started.
Aereo's best hope of survival is if it qualifies for a special kind of content license called "Section 111" as a cable company in the eyes of the Copyright Office.
But broadcasters are arguing that Section 111 is irrelevant and calling for a nationwide ban on Aereo. They're also demanding that any injunction address not just Aereo's retransmission of content in near real-time, but also even content that's played back online hours or days after the original broadcast.
Aereo’s on the ropes, and now broadcasters are trying for a knockout punch Broadcasters Say Aereo Not Entitled To Cable License, Seek Nationwide Shutdown Order (MediaPost)