Dish CEO Defends Hopper, Seeks Retransmission Rule Revamp

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT) -- Dish Network Corp.'s recent launch of commercial-free recording technology that has drawn copyright lawsuits from the major television networks is merely an improvement on “legally accepted” technology, the company's chairman said in prepared testimony ahead of a Wednesday hearing before lawmakers.

Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen in prepared comments before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology depicted his company's Hopper digital video recording system and the associated AutoHop feature as mere advancements in DVR technology that allow customers to watch what they want when they want...
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