Public Sides with Aereo


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According to a study from research firm Peerless Insights, 46% of online respondents want Aereo to win its court battle with broadcasters, while only 15% said they want the Supreme Court to rule in broadcasters’ favor. The rest had no answer.

Why This Matters: Gaining public support seems to come fairly easy for Aereo, which posted a YouTube video on Monday laying out its claim of how it legitimately uses cloud-based broadcast antennas to render its service. But the company’s fate rests in the hands of the Supreme Court, which is expected to render a verdict by the end of this month.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Interesting viewpoint from reporter David Hall, who explains why all of this matters.  Hall states, “Gaining support seems fairly easy for Aereo, which posted a You Tube video on Monday laying out its claim… “However, public sentiment aside, the fate of the cloud-based tv broadcaster really lies with the U.S. Supreme Court, which will make a decision on this issue late this month.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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