Supreme Court cut Internet streaming to nearly 80,000 Aereo customers

At the end of 2013, Aereo had 77,596 subscribers in 10 cities, according to Peter Kafka of Re/code, who published the information earlier today. About 27,000 of them lived in New York City, Aereo’s first market. Boston, its second market, had 12,000 subscribers, while Atlanta had 10,000. […] Now, in a final effort, Aereo is attempting to pay the same copyright fees that cable systems have to pay in order to go legal. Those fees are low, at around 1 percent of total revenue. However, the TV companies are sure to argue that Aereo shouldn’t be treated to the same license as cable systems and that “public performance” rights to their copyrighted content are being infringed no matter what.