Dish, Fox Duel Over What Aereo Means For Hopper DVR Fight
Law360, New York (September 22, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT) -- Dish Network Corp. and Fox Broadcasting Inc. are duking it out over whether the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Aereo ruling should spell doom for DVR features that let Dish subscribers stream recorded television shows over the internet.
The dispute is the latest in more than two years of fighting over Dish's Hopper DVRs — namely, the fact they let consumers easily record blocks of prime-time programming, remove the advertisements and then watch them on on any internet-connected device. Broadcasters say those features infringe copyrights and breach Dish's carriage deals.
Enter Aereo. In June, the high court found that company's retransmissions of...
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