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What If the Supreme Court Chooses Aereo Over Big TV?

Broadcasters will get their chance to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to give them some legal relief in their fight against Aereo, the Internet television company. On Friday the court said it would hear the appeal brought by ABC, 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal, and CBS, paving the way for a final determination this summer of whether Aereo’s flavor of Internet TV is legal.

If the broadcasters win, it will be the end of Aereo as we know it. Even if they lose, Aereo’s future is far from certain: The industry has already threatened to kill the company through technical measures.