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[3]: US vs the World
by Alfman on Sat 26th May 2012 06:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: US vs the World"
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"3.6 million * 0.26 = 936 million dollars a month sounds impressive... But compare to say... the dozen or so prime-time advertising slots averaging $100k/pop PER SHOWING? They make that billion or so in a DAY of advertising...."

I'm truthfully having trouble following most of your figures, so I won't attempt a rebuttal.

I wish I had enough money to nonchalantly dismiss hundreds of millions of dollars per year like you do ;)

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