Having just buried broadcast streaming service Aereo under a Supreme Court victory, Fox is invoking that high court precedent in a bid to shutter another television platform.
Fox and others won a high-profile copyright case against upstart Aereo on Wednesday, in which the Supreme Court held in a 6-3 vote that Aereo was offering services akin to a cable company and therefore needed the broadcasters’ permission to retransmit their content to online viewers. Armed with that decision, Fox told a federal appeals court that the high court’s decision means Dish’s Hopper DVR sideloading platform and the Dish Anywhere streaming platform should also be declared illegal.
Fox lawyer Richard Stone wrote (PDF) to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which is set to hear the Fox-Dish case next month in California, saying:
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