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: Comment by ilovebeer
by RawMustard on Sat 26th May 2012 06:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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I don't watch live tv. Instead I intentionally record everything so I can skip the ads. A persons time is their hottest commodity so if I'm going to watch an hour long show where 40 minutes are the actual show, and 20 minutes is advertising, you're going to have to pay me to waste that 20 minutes.

This is my feeling also!

A persons time is their hottest commodity

Despite opinions to the contrary, this is the only thing of real value to humans. Every thing else is just fiat of human time!

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