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Aereo, Citing Tweets and Conference Calls, Fires Off a New Legal Salvo at CBS

AereoHere’s the next round in Aereo vs. the TV guys: The Web video startup has made a preemptive legal move against CBS, seeking to head off a series of lawsuits as it expands out of the New York area.

Shortish version:

And here’s the comment from CBS:

These public relations and legal maneuvers do not change the fundamentally illegal nature of Aereo’s supposed business. The issue of unauthorized streaming of copyrighted television programming is now being contested in the 2nd Circuit and the 9th Circuit, and wherever Aereo attempts to operate there will be vigorous challenges to its Illegal business model.

Still here? You must really want to read this thing! Here you go:


Aereo Complaint for Declaratory Judgment – FINAL FILED


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— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald