Dish Updates Hopper Suit To Stress Users' Role In Ad Skipping

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT) -- In a new amended complaint in its copyright dispute with the major TV networks, Dish Network Corp. stresses that users of its ad-skipping digital video recorder must choose to record blocks of programming and skip commercials, in an apparent effort to bolster its position that the service doesn't infringe.

In previous court documents, Dish said its Hopper DVR "automatically" recorded all prime-time network TV shows, but an amended complaint filed Aug. 14 says the Hopper "allows viewers to enable the recording" of network shows and stores...
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