Appeals court rules Dish’s Hopper DVR is legal, for now

8 10 2013
Dish Network’s ad-skipping Hopper DVR likely doesn’t violate copyright law and should remain on the market, a federal appeals court ruled today.TV networks have been attacking the Hopper with great ardor in the past year. Fox and NBCUniversal sued the Hopper in 2012, asking a judge for an order to get the Hopper off the market while a trial was pending. The request for a preliminary injunction was denied in November, but the networks appealed. Now that appeal has been decided in Dish’s favor.


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