Be Kind, Rewind: Legal Precedent In Dish Ad-Skipping Case

Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT) -- It began initially with TiVo, and has since expanded to major cable and satellite providers such as DirecTV and Dish Network. Television viewers are now able to digitally record multiple programs with the press of a single button, and replay them at their leisure. To many consumers, the ability to manually fast-forward through commercial breaks alone is worth the premiums paid for such digital recording devices.

But what if new technology existed that automatically skipped those commercials for you? Enter “AutoHop” by Dish. And much to...
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