[mythtv-users] Dish to Unveil DVR Commercial Zapper
Brian J. Murrell
brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Sun May 13 14:23:40 UTC 2012
On 12-05-13 08:31 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> I'd guess the "rubbish" he was spouting was a reference to the ReplayTV
> lawsuit, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReplayTV#Legal_battle . While it
> was never concluded--because fighting the lawsuit drove SONICblue to
> bankruptcy--the point is that there will almost definitely be a
> challenge. So, perhaps a better way of saying it would be, "In the dear
> ole USA, lawsuits can be used in an attempt to prevent 'any method to
> avoid watching commercials'--and will often be successful due to the
> prohibitive cost of defending the feature."
Fair enough. If OP's had said "commercial zapping has been challenged
in the past and since the case was never concluded, will likely be
challenged again" an cited, as you did, that would not have been rubbish.
But to posit that it is "prohibited", "like DRM" (inferring a DMCA
violation is how I took it), is rubbish.
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