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Justice Department backs broadcasters in Aereo dispute

CEO Chet Kanojia shows a tablet displaying Aereo's technology.
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CEO Chet Kanojia shows a tablet displaying Aereo's technology.

In a Supreme Court filing, the Justice Department backed broadcast networks in their fight against online video streaming start-up Aereo.

Justice Department lawyers argued in Monday's filing that Aereo's broadcast television streaming service infringes on broadcasters' copyrights and asked the court to reverse a lower court's decision in favor of the start-up.

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