Just two weeks after Aero opened up shop, a few broadcast TV networks are already trying get the cloud-based TV service shut down in the courts. ABC, PBS, and Univision are amongst a group of companies suing to prevent Aereo from letting you capture the airwaves.
There have been questions about Aereo's legality from the start, and now it's getting a test. So far at least two groups of broadcasters have filed complaints against Aereo. The fundamental question at play? Can Aereo capture free TV from the air for you like a DVR and then post it to the internet so that you can watch it from your computer, your phone, or anywhere else, without violating copyright law.