Dish Network has amended the language in New York federal court litigation defending its Primetime Anytime DVR service with AutoHop ad-zapping capability against the broadcast networks’ charges of copyright infringement. Wording in the original (read it here) that described viewers’ ability to “automatically” record programming and skip ads has been modified to characterize the technology specifically as providing consumer options. The language now says (amended complaint is here) the device allows users “to enable the recording” of programming and “the option to efficiently fast-forward” through commercials. In a flurry of court activity back in May and July, Dish and the ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC broadcast networks sought to protect their opposing positions by asking courts to rule on Dish’s technology as legal or illegal. The networks contend Dish’s AutoHop infringes on their copyrighted programming, and Dish’s view is that the satcaster and its customers already pay handsomely for the right to watch the networks’ programming with or without commercials.
Dish Amends Lawsuit Language On DVR Ad-Zapping From 'Automatic' To 'Optional'
What's Hot on Deadline
Good Universe Lands Uber Sex Harassment Whistleblower Susan Fowler Pic; 'Hidden Figures' Allison Schroeder Scripting
'Suburbicon' Review: George Clooney, Coen Brothers & Matt Damon Seem Like A Dream Team, But The Results Disappoint
Latest TV News
- Tinopolis Regains Full Ownership Of Group, Buys Out Vitruvian Stake
- ‘The Little Prince’, ‘Moana’, ‘Sing’ & ‘Kubo’ Snag BAFTA Children’s Nominations; Lionsgate Names India Head – Global…
- Trevor Noah “Applauds” Fox News For Reporting On Sexual Predators Not In Building
- Stephen Colbert Ponders George W. Quip That Tickled Obama During Benefit
- Amazon Studios: Joe Lewis Exits As Head Of Comedy & Drama
- SAG-AFTRA Settles Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against Telemundo Over Telenovela Actors