TV Broadcasters Lose Round One in Legal War With Barry Diller’s Aereo – Hollywood Reporter

TV broadcasting executives have spent the better part of a week threatening legal action over Dish Network’s new Auto Hop feature that allows users to completely skip commercials. But while that has been happening, a federal judge in New York has been considering a case that the TV industry has already taken to court.

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On Monday, U.S. District Court judge Alison J. Nathan dismissed part of a complaint filed by broadcasters against Aereo, the online video startup backed by Barry Diller. According to the Wall Street Journal, the court dismissed an unfair competition claim but left a copyright infringement claim still to be heard.

via TV Broadcasters Lose Round One in Legal War With Barry Diller’s Aereo – Hollywood Reporter.

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One thought on “TV Broadcasters Lose Round One in Legal War With Barry Diller’s Aereo – Hollywood Reporter

  1. I don’t understand why CBS, FOX, & NBC execs don’t want us to enjoy commercial-free TV. I’m a DISH employee – AutoHop is great because you can easily watch commercial-free TV. Public Knowledge, a consumer advocacy group, is taking a stand for consumers by creating a petition that tells CBS, FOX, & NBC media to keep their hands out of your living room & DVR. Sign their petition to keep control of how you watch TV http://bit.ly/KFdn1Q

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