Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2012 07:39 UTC
Legal Dish' DVR has an 'auto-hop' feature, which automatically skips commercials on recorded TV. Fox is now suing Dish over this feature, because they claim it will destroy the business model of ad-driven television. "We were given no choice but to file suit against one of our largest distributors, Dish Network, because of their surprising move to market a product with the clear goal of violating copyrights and destroying the fundamental underpinnings of the broadcast television ecosystem," said Fox. This is the photographic film industry suing digital camera makers. It's so utterly absurd I can hardly believe it's for real.
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ads on a paid channel?
by Lion on Fri 25th May 2012 08:37 UTC
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As a non-american I didn't realise that Fox is a paid service that also has advertising. Here in NZ we either pay for SkyTV and don't get ads, or have free TV with ads.
How do people consider it acceptable to pay to watch advertising?

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