/// Judge Rules in Favor of Dish in DVR Ad-Skipping Dispute With Fox

July 24, 2013  |  Media Week

Dish has won another battle in its ongoing war with Fox over whether or not its ad-skipping software is legal: A panel of judges upheld Los Angeles district court Judge Dolly Gee's ruling from last fall, when she threw out Fox's injunction request. Specifically, Gee ruled that Fox hadn't proven that Dish was making copies of Fox's shows, though she allowed that the company had progressed beyond another recently litigated technology—Cablevision's remote storage DVRs. The case will be allowed to continue without any preliminary action from the law, though Fox will doubtless keep up the pressure on the MSO. Fox endeavored to tell the public that the ruling was neither just nor a setback. “We are disappointed in the court’s ruling, even though the bar to secure a preliminary injunction is very high,” said the network in a statement. “This is not about consumer choice or advances in technology.

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Judge Rules in Favor of Dish in DVR Ad-Skipping Dispute With Fox


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