Judge denies Fox injunction against Dish’s ad-skipping Hopper DVR

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A California judge has ruled against Fox in its attempt to block an automatic commercial-skipping feature on Dish Network’s Hopper DVR. Fox, as well as CBS and NBC, sued Dish back in May over Auto Hop, which lets viewers watch recorded primetime shows without commercials after 1AM the following day. The Hollywood Reporter broke news of the preliminary injunction refusal, later confirmed by Fox in a statement; according to the broadcaster, however, the judge hasn’t let Dish off the hook entirely.

“As reported, the court denied Fox’s request for a preliminary injunction. But we are gratified the court found the copies DISH makes for its AutoHop service constitute copyright infringement and breach the parties’ contract. We are…

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