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Dish Vs. Fox: AutoHop Doesn't Violate Copyrights
2012-11-13 16:32:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dish Network received a vote of approval last week from a court of law in a case launched against them by Fox. According to the lawsuit, Dish´s new services, PrimeTime AnyTime (PTAT) and AutoHop, allegedly violate copyright law by allowing customers to record popular broadcast television shows, then have the advertisements automatically stripped from them, resulting in a Netflix-style viewing experience. While the...

TV Networks VS. Dish 'Ad Skipper': Judge Favors Dish
2012-11-08 15:10:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Necessary evil though it may be, TV watchers have been finding ways to miss or skip commercials for years. The invention of TiVo and the DVR helped drive this behavior along with giving viewers a way to skip commercials during recorded shows. Earlier this year, Dish Network created their own clever way of easing the burden of TV viewers by removing the commercials for them. Not long after this feature was announced, Dish was...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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