Fox 'Crying Wolf' Over Ad-Skipping DVR, Dish Tells 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 4:44 PM EST) -- Dish Network Corp. said in a Ninth Circuit brief Thursday that there wasn't enough evidence to back an argument that the satellite TV provider's ad-skipping digital video recorder violates Fox Broadcasting Co. Inc.'s copyrights or breaches a contract between the companies.

Fox is effectively “crying wolf” by seeking to block the satellite television provider from offering services in conjunction with a DVR set-top box called the Hopper, Dish argued. According to the brief, Dish offers the DVR along with its PrimeTime Anytime service that allows viewers...
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