Supreme Court Aereo Decision Also A Blow To Boston’s Tech Sector

The media company Hearst Corporation, which owns WCVB-TV in Boston, says it is pleased with the ruling for protecting its right to be compensated. The Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington agrees.

“Aereo paid nothing to the television stations, the networks, or the producers,” said Ryan Radia, associate director of technology studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “But under this decision, future companies that use this business model will now have to pay.”