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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 22, 2014

A startup that threatens to shake up the television industry was the subject of heated debate today at the U.S. Supreme Court, the NY Times reports. A powerful coalition of broadcast and cable television stations asked the panel to rule against Aereo, which allows customers to rent a tiny Internet-linked antenna to watch or record over-the-air broadcasts. A similarly strong alliance that included technology firms and consumer groups pressed for the opposite outcome, saying a ruling for Aereo would send a signal in favor of technological innovation. The justices questioned whether Aereo was violating copyright law and what impact a ruling on either side would have on a growing cloud computing sector.