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Commercial skipping is a feature of some digital video recorders that makes it possible to automatically skip commercials in recorded programs. This feature created controversy, with major television networks and movie studios claiming it violates copyright and should be banned.
Fox Broadcasting Co. v. Dish Network, LLC (C.D. Cal. January 12, 2015), is a copyright case in which the United States District Court for the Central District of California by granting partial summary judgment denied most part of the copyright claims presented by Fox Broadcasting (Fox) against Dish Network (Dish) for its service DVR-like device that allowed users to record programming that could be accessed later through any Internet connected device (Dish Anywhere). The service offered by Dish also allowed users to record any or all Fox’s (and the four major broadcast networks) prime time programs (Prime Time Any Time or PTAT) and to automatically skips commercials (AutoHop).
Fox argued that Dish Network was guilty of copyright infringement and breach of contract. The district court held that Dish Anywhere did not infringe Fox’s public performance right because the service only could be used by subscribers to get access to their own recordings. The recording action and the later transmission depended on the subscribers engage in a volitional action. Therefore, there was no direct infringement from Dish. Neither was there a secondary infringement of the company because Dish’s users did not publicly perform by using Dish Anywhere.
In France, Germany and the UK, class action lawsuits are being started against the ad-blocking companies for criminal copyright violation. The case is relatively strong, the ad-blocking firms are profiting from modifying a copyright protected item without permission from the copyright holder.
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: introvert
Which, again, begs the question which I have posted twice with no response. Where did the money go?
Well I have my own homepage that I have customized for no fee-however if I want the full suite that tracks traffic and cookies then that's only $500 a month...
I don't understand how ATS can punish it's generous donators because they use Adblock-it's a slap in the face to those who were generous enough to keep this site afloat.
originally posted by: TrueAmerican
Then stop what you are doing, RIGHT NOW, and disable your ad blocking software. Simply click "Disable ad-blocking on abovetopsecret.com"
There. Now, Don't you feel better? You did your little part. And even though that may still not be enough in the long run, at least you did that. And it would also help to actually CLICK on an ad that interests you either once in a while and go check it out.
originally posted by: Kryties
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
Culling the herd are you kidding me....you have noticed that not many people post and add content right ....far out culling the herd would be like cutting your nose off despite your face, this site needs more active traffic not less
But if most of that "herd" is blocking ads anyway then what are they contributing?
One thing you mentioned was the Google project where people would pay into a pool to not see ad's. It seems like a good idea but I'm concerned it would end up in a situation if it gets popular where site owners add extra ad's no one sees just to raise the amount of revenue they bring in
originally posted by: TheMadTitan
the amount of members showing undue attention to those in authority in order to gain favour (brown nosing) is embarrassing.
originally posted by: theySeeme
168 million hits a day on a $10 vps (from digital ocean)