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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RE: US vs the World
by deathshadow on Fri 25th May 2012 23:00 UTC in reply to "US vs the World"
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Oh, BTW, there's a REASON commercial free cable channels cost even more noodle-doodle money each! Top 200 is $15/mo more, while HBO, Showtime and Cinemax cost that EACH? Ring any bells?

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