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Can Aereo Still Operate? It Says Yes

Video streaming service Aereo said it believes it can still operate despite a crippling Supreme Court ruling that caused the company to suspend service, according to a court filing Wednesday. The Supreme Court last month said Aereo violated copyright law by using tiny antennas to broadcast TV content online to paying subscribers. The decision was a victory for traditional broadcasters, such as CBS Corp., Comcast Corp.'s NBC, Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.'s Fox. After the ruling, Aereo suspended service, and litigation in a related case resumed in a Manhattan federal court. CBS argued in a joint filing Wednesday that the case should be dismissed, but Aereo disagreed. "Although Aereo has temporarily suspended operations, Aereo believes that it can still operate in accordance with the terms of the Supreme Court's decision and intends to do so," Aereo wrote in the filing. It is unclear how Aereo will operate, though the company argued it was entitled to a "compulsory license" to broadcasters' content. Representatives for Aereo and CBS did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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