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Today, Public Knowledge filed an amicus brief defending Aereo in a lawsuit brought by several major broadcasters. Joined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Consumer Electronics Association, the brief argues that the Aereo service, which makes it easier for consumers to watch free over-the-air TV, is perfectly legal.
The following statement can be attributed to John Bergmayer, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge:
"Consumers do not need permission to watch free TV. Just as viewers are allowed to use rabbit ears to receive over the air broadcasts, they're allowed to make use of Aereo's remote antenna service.