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Aereo Gets A 14-Day Stay Of The Injunction Against Its Service In Denver And Salt Lake City

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Over-the-air broadcast streaming startup Aereo has good news for its customers in Denver and Salt Lake City: They can continue using the service for now. The federal judge who handed down an injunction in those markets today issued a reprieve, granting the startup a 14-day grace period (via Variety).

The stay is only temporary, despite Aereo seeking an indefinite one, because the judge in the case argues that it could continue to serve its customers by paying licensing fees to broadcasters and reducing its profit margin, while not catastrophically damaging their bottom line. Aereo is also seeking an emergency stay in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. All of this is a prelude to the Supreme Court’s hearing on Aereo and its legality, which is coming up on April 22.