DISH’s Hopper Clears Another Legal Hurdle
July 31, 2013

dish hopperDespite Fox Network’s best attempts at getting a legal injunction (this time on appeal), L.A.’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that DISH’s Hopper feature can continue to be sold and used while Fox’s lawsuit is in process with the satellite broadcaster.

Fox had argued that DISH’s current DVR feature (and accompanying Hopper) allows DISH’s customers to make illegal recordings of copyrighted broadcast content.

The court, however, preferred DISH’s plea that their DVR is merely a more technologically advanced version of a VCR recording (with which the user is able to also skip over advertising content).

And so the case (and DISH’s Hopper) continues.

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