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Court of Appeals Upholds DISH Hopper Ruling

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tarheelblue32, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    "ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jul 14, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s September 2013 rejection of the Fox Broadcasting Company’s efforts to bar DISH subscribers from using two place-shifting features found on DISH’s Hopper® Whole-Home DVR platform: DISH AnywhereTM and Hopper TransfersTM.

    The following statement is attributable to R. Stanton Dodge, DISH executive vice president and general counsel:

    “Today’s decision is the fifth in a string of victories for consumers related to our Hopper® Whole-Home DVR platform. DISH is pleased that the Court has sided again with consumer choice and control by rejecting Fox’s efforts to deny our customers access to the DISH Anywhere and Hopper Transfers features. Last year, the Ninth Circuit also rejected Fox’s attempt to block customers from using the AutoHop and PrimeTime Anytime features. We will continue to vigorously defend consumers’ right to choice and control over their viewing experience.”

    DISH Anywhere, using Sling technology built into DISH’s Hopper with Sling® Whole-Home DVR, provides a DISH customer, once they receive a television signal in their home, the capability to remotely view that signal from a single Internet-connected device (mobile phone, tablet or PC). Sling technology has been available since 2005 and Fox’s motion was the first to seek to enjoin it.

    With the Hopper Transfers feature, a DISH customer can move or duplicate certain Hopper DVR recordings made by the customer to an iPad; and unlike DISH Anywhere, no Internet connection is needed for viewing.


    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/court-of-appeals-upholds-dish-hopper-ruling-2014-07-14
     
  2. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    This was predicted. The question is will Fox seek to take this to the SCOTUS, where the outcome is far less certain.
     
  3. telemark

    telemark New Member

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    Not criticizing but if you only check corporate press releases (that link is a DISH press release) you'll get a representation with a lot of spin.

    More neutral account:
    So that's still in pretrial motions.
     

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