The justices grill both TV-streaming service Aereo and the broadcasters suing it to interpret what is public, what is private, and whether copies of the same thing are really different at all.
Less than a week before Aereo faces the Supreme Court bench, the company that streams over-the-air broadcast TV launches a site with support for its own arguments.
CEO Chet Kanojia says Chromecast support is on the horizon, with the over-the-air streamer testing an app now.
The IAC chairman and major investor in Aereo says he doesn't see a path forward for Aereo if it loses its Supreme Court case.
In a brief, Aereo says that it has stayed within the realm of US copyright law and that TV broadcasters have no right to royalties from its television streaming.
Aereo will not oppose broadcast networks' petition for the US Supreme Court to rule on the service's legal merits, but getting to the Supreme Court is still a long shot.
Aereo wants to give you broadcast TV on the Web. But it needed thousands of mini antennas, high-octane transcoding, and lots of air conditioners to build a system it hopes can pass legal scrutiny.
Shortly before the start of the Olympics, Aereo reopens one of the two cities that ran out of capacity for new members.
The service that streams over-the-air TV will roll out next in the Cincinnati area, after the start-up fell short of its expansion goals last year.
The US Supreme Court granted a writ of certiori -- jargon for "OK, we'll hear this one" -- in the case pitting the networks against the streamer of over-the-air broadcasts.