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Aereo case hits the Supreme Court: Why you should care

Outcome will decide the future of Aereo's TV-via-the-Internet service

Published: January 10, 2014 06:06 PM

Aereo, the online service that delivers local TV stations over the Web to its subscribers, is headed to the Supreme Court—and it’s happy about it.

Want to find out why, or even what Aereo is? Watch our video about the latest news.

We tested Aereo’s broadcast TV-over-the-Internet service and were fairly impressed. It’s certainly an option for cost-conscious TV viewers who can’t get over-the-air reception via their own antenna.

—James K. Willcox

Editor's Note:

In the interest of disclosure, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, filed an amicus brief in Aereo's appeals court case. Consumers Union argued that consumers require lawful access to content and freedom of choice in how to use it; technology such as Aereo’s serves a fundamental public interest.

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