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Trials:They tried to stop the launching in the Federal Courts, but they failed.On April 1st 2013, they went to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This court agreed that Aereo had the right to do this as their streams weren’t “public performances,” so there wasn’t copyright infringement. After both fails, they “misteriously” managed to take Aereo to the Supreme Court, on January 10, 2014. This time the Court agreed in hearing the case, and this time the broadcasters had allies, like the Department of Justice, the United States Copyright Office, and some judge in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.On June 25, 2014, the Court went in favorof the broadcasters, to ban Aereo with the arguments that Aereo was breaking copyright law because it acted as a cable company which rebroadcasted copyrighted content.ArgumentsAmerican Broadcasting Companiesvs.AereoThe case ofData:They said that it was threatening their copyrighted media because streaming it live converted into a “public performance”, and a special license was needed for that.Aereo was breaking the “Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act”, which stipulated that negotiations with broadcasters are needed before carrying their signals.The principal and basic reason for the case was that Aereo was stealing broadcasters’s programming, media and customers.Aereo had around 80,000 users who lost their accounts and their service. Aereo went bankrupt on November 21, 2014. And was bought by Tivo for 1Million$”ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.”, Oyez; 13rd Dec. 2017 -www.oyez.org/cases/2013/13-461.Sources:1.-2.-3.-March 14th 2012New York City, USAA program called Aereo, was launched.It was an online-live TV-reproductor which lets the viewer see the programing being broadcasted in that moment. The app used internet conection, and the price was from 8$-12$ each month.Several broadcasting companies: ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX, demanded it’s closure two weeks before the release and they kept trying until they won the case.© 2017 SCOTUSblog -www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/american-broadcasting-companies-inc-v-aereo-inc/You tube, Mr.Beat; 21st jul. 2017 -www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJEPGiSpzyMBy: Diego BallesterosThis case affected the way the through internet is regulated for users, companies and producers.

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