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Boston TV station sues Aereo

Boston’s Channel 5 is going to court in a bid to shut down the controversial Internet TV company Aereo Inc.

WCVB-TV filed a lawsuit Tuesday in US District Court in Boston, charging that Aereo is violating federal copyright law by rebroadcasting Channel 5’s programming without permission. “Aereo’s business and technology stand in violation of, and threaten to undermine, the carefully balanced statutory and regulatory scheme set up for the broadcast industry,” the complaint says.

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