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  1. i was searching around for online tvguides when i came across another ad, for dish and their dvr plus commercial skip, although the ad just say (in fine print) the customer must enable it. that sounds fishy.

    i thought commercial skipping was no longer legal.
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  3. It was never illegal. ReplayTV went backrupt before the case was ruled upon. Then other early manufacturers removed the feature when threatened with a lawsuit. Dish re-enabled the feature a year or so ago. The broadcasters quickly filed lawsuits. Disney and Dish recently came to some sort of agreement:

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/03/dish-disney-deal-means-commercial-skipping-safe

    Courts recently ruled agains Fox:

    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130724/10340723925/appeals-court-broadcasters-cant...skipping.shtml

    Ironically, Dish even advertizes the feature on TV now.

    This is why product placement ads are becoming more and more common, and "bugs" are getting bigger and bigger.
    Last edited by jagabo; 20th Mar 2014 at 16:14.
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