Judge denies Fox’s request to stop Dish’s commercial-skipping service

11 02 2013

A federal judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction in a case pitting the Dish satellite network against the Fox media empire. The dispute is over the legality of Dish’s Hopper DVRs, especially its “AutoHop” feature. That automatically detects and skips over commercials. Fox argues that Dish has a “clear goal of violating copyrights and destroying the fundamental underpinnings of the broadcast television ecosystem.”


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