It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by discordantone
I see no difference. If I pay for a cable subscription and record my shows, it's my call to edit out the commercials or skip over them. So long as no one is charged a fee for watching my recorded shows, no law is being broken.
Originally posted by vor78
reply to post by AndyMayhew
That's the thing people don't realize about ads. Without them, you'd be paying $10/month for *every* networkl, just like you currently do on the so-called premium cable networks like HBO.
Originally posted by fleabit
So why are they ONLY suing Dish Network and not Tivo or DirectTV?
Why people would complain baffles me though. They want everything free. Gimme gimme gimme. I have my ad-blocking in my browser turned OFF for sites I often visit. And for those I visit a lot, I actually occasionally click on the ads. It's how sites stay in business. That's the mindset of people these days though. Download all music and books illegally, skip all commercials, block all ads, and then get outraged if a show is cancelled because it's making no revenue. Greedy, greedy people.
Originally posted by PhysicsAdept
reply to post by Daedal
The funny thing is, when you paid for cable it used to mean you were paying to avoid commercials think about the evolution of things since that...
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
TV programs are made to get people to watch commercials. The only reason TV programs exist in the first place Is to make money either off subscription or advertising. If you skip its like sneaking into a movie without paying i guess. I know most people think they just have the right to watch TV how they want because its there all the time but i can understand why the owners of the stations dont see it that way. Without adverting revenue then there will be no TV to watch as no company is going to pay for advertising space if some piece of tech is going to allow people to not see their adds.
Without good advertising revenue who is going to pay for the programs and the equipment to beam them out plus the wages of the people managing the whole thing?
I stopped watching TV a long time ago, i dont even own a TV
edit on 26-5-2012 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)