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Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
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Don't see them suing Sling Media ...

and the Slingbox, where you can view programming anywhere, anytime, on any device.
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jmn1207
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join:2000-07-19
Ashburn, VA
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said by Jim_in_VA:

and the Slingbox, where you can view programming anywhere, anytime, on any device.

Maybe Sling Media isn't big enough for them to go after...yet? Also, it sounds like this TWC app will allow someone to watch channels separate from what is being viewed over the TV/cable box.

With the Slingbox, you are only viewing what can actually be seen on a TV in your home. It's almost as if going after Sling Media would be like telling someone that they could not watch their program if they sat too far away from the TV. My viewing distance is practically unlimited now, but I am still just watching shows using my equipment and the channel package I subscribe to.

It seems that TWC is providing their customers with a new way to deliver TV content, and without permission from the content providers. I think it is silly, but I do see the difference.


Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
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With the Slingbox you can view any channel you have in your package, including live local TV, and anything you have recorded on your DVR ... anywhere, on any device. That is far larger than what TWC offers. Now THAT is tv anywhere
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FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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reply to Jim_in_VA

said by Jim_in_VA:

Don't see them suing Sling Media and the Slingbox, where you can view programming anywhere, anytime, on any device.

MLB is getting close to pulling the trigger on Slingbox:

»gizmodo.com/#!264609/mlb-calls-f···e-l-word
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PSB

join:2002-11-22
Petaluma, CA

Did you really just link to a 4 year old article as proof that they are "close to pulling the trigger"?


PSB

join:2002-11-22
Petaluma, CA
reply to jmn1207

Sling Media is a subsidiary of Echostar.



Selenia
I love Debian
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join:2006-09-22
Fort Smith, AR
kudos:2
reply to Jim_in_VA

Slingbox isn't offering a service perse. It's more like time/format shifting being done by the user after they receive the channels in their original form. Given how cases have gone regarding home taping and mp3s, it would be difficult to go after them. TWC is outright rebroadcasting the channels themselves, hence the liability. I don't agree with this shit, but that is how copyright law works.


Kearnstd
Space Elf
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
reply to Jim_in_VA

Copyright law is built solely around screwing the consumer that is why it sucks.

*This Opinion relates to Copyrights in their current form and not the essence of Copyright which was a good thing until major corporations got their claws on it.
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PDXPLT

join:2003-12-04
Banks, OR
reply to Selenia

You have to remember what "hollywood" is ...

As an insider once explained to me, it consists of 2 parts. One part create some content. The other part is an army of lawyers and take-no-prisoners business types, whose jobs are to extract every piece of value (i.e., revenue) that they possibility can from that content. What you're seeing here is that second part in action; "maybe we can get paid an incremental fee because the viewer is holding the screen in their hand, rather than looking at one hanging on a wall".