Broadcasters argued that unlike Cablevision, Aereo lacked the proper
license to operate — but the court ruled that the license doesn’t
matter since Aereo customers are streaming their own unique copies to
themselves. The remarkably tech-savvy decision for Aereo today clears
major legal difficulties for the web-television broadcaster, and will
force TV networks to win an appeal either in front of the full Second
Circuit or Supreme Court if they want to shut the streaming service
down. “The Second Circuit stomped the broadcasters pretty hard,” said
The Verge’s Nilay Patel.
I would love to try this service. What a great loophole they’ve found.