ABC Urges 2nd Circ. To Shut Down Dish's 'Hopper' DVR

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 3:43 PM EST) -- ABC Inc. pressed the Second Circuit on Wednesday to shut down Dish Network Corp.'s ad-skipping DVR service called the Hopper, saying a lower court ruling that allowed it to keep operating rode roughshod over copyright case law.

The big broadcasters are in infringement battles in both New York and California over the Hopper, which lets viewers record entire prime time blocks on all four networks and then automatically remove ads before watching.

They're 0 for 2, though, in their bids for preliminary injunctions to shut down...
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Case Title

In Re Autohop Litigation


Case Number

13-3573

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Appellate - 2nd Circuit

Nature of Suit

3820 PROPERTY RIGHTS-Copyright

Date Filed

September 24, 2013

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