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NEW YORK — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a ruling that lets a start-up company offer live television broadcasts over the Internet without paying fees to broadcasters.
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals refused Tuesday to review the decision made by a court panel that favored Aereo Inc.
But in a blistering dissent, Judge Denny Chin said the 2d Circuit ‘‘eviscerates the Copyright Act’’ by letting the Barry Diller-backed company stream over-the-air broadcasts to Internet subscribers at low cost. He called Aereo’s system a ‘‘sham.’’
Broadcasters say they are considering further appeals. Aereo was pleased with the court decision.