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U.S. top court rules against TV startup Aereo

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)