Judge denies injunction against Dish’s ad-skipping feature
Dish’s AutoHop enable screen.
A federal judge today denied Fox Broadcasting’s attempt to block Dish Network’s AutoHop feature, which allows customers to skip commercials at the touch of a button.
Fox filed a lawsuit in May to block Dish’s transmission of the network’s programs in such a way that allows viewers to watch them without commercial interruptions, claiming copyright infringement and breach of contract. Broadcasters worry the technology could destroy the industry since program owners need the advertising revenue to help cover the cost of producing their…
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