U.S. top court rules against TV startup Aereo

June 25, 2014
Aereo CEO and founder Chet Kanojia departs the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington
Aereo CEO and founder Chet Kanojia (C) departs the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington April 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled TV startup Aereo Inc violates copyright law by using tiny antennas to provide subscribers with broadcast network content via the Internet.

On a 6-3 vote, the court handed a victory to the four major TV broadcasters and cast Aereo's immediate future into doubt.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Howard Goller)