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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Not surprised at all
by the_trapper on Fri 25th May 2012 14:44 UTC
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I'm also not surprised by this...after all these are the same ASSHOLES who make it impossible to fast forward or rewind any of their shows when watched "on-demand." It's funny because my definition of on-demand meant that I can control the viewing a little more than hitting the play and pause buttons.

These are just the violent death throes of a dying industry. It's just like how in America a large chunk of our taxes go to prop up our defunct railroads or how big oil is buying up and burying every alternative energy startup they can get their hands on.

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