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Aereo ‘Pauses’ Its TV Streaming Service

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Aereo subscribers can no longer access the service they were paying for. The company suspended service on Saturday morning following a Wednesday U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found its business model violates copyright law. Earlier court rulings had been more positive for Aereo, which uses farms of dime-sized antennas to capture over-the-air TV broadcasts and stream them to subscribers over the Internet. But the Supreme Court justices said that Aereo was similar enough to a cable TV company that it needed to pay content owners for their shows. “We conclude that Aereo is not just an equipment supplier,” the ruling said. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia wrote on Saturda, “As a result of that decision, our case has been returned to the lower Court.”

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.