Saturday, May 26, 2012

Is skipping commercials copyright infringement?

Fox and other media companies have sued Dish network over their new commercial skipping technology.

How is that relevant to this blog?  Because it is what you are doing in your own home with the media.  It's none of their damned business.

What's next, will they sue you for getting up to get a can of beer during the commercial break?  And that's why this is relevant to this blog.

It's not anyone's responsibility to make sure that any media company can make a living.  If they can't figure out how to make a living in the real world, they should just fold up the business.

(I don't think there's any chance whatsoever of that happening, but it is my ultimate stand--no one is owed anything in this life, and definitely not this country).


  1. I'm glad that I have Dish's new Hopper, not just because I can skip my PrimeTime Anytime commercials but because its PrimeTime Anytime feature that automatically records my CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC prime time HD shows. A Dish co-worker told me that the Hopper is also capable of recording up to six shows at once! I'm happy to say I love using the Hoppers Auto Hop feature and I hope that they continue to offer customers this feature.

  2. So, you work for Dish Network? You mentioned a co-worker.

    I do have to say, the quality of spam is going up, these days.