Fox Sues to Stop New Dish Hopper Features
Insists Place Shifting Infringes Copyrights
News Corporation and Fox have sued to block
new features in Dish's new ad-skipping Hopper DVR that allow users to watch content anywhere they'd like. The new set top features extend TV viewing to the tablet and other computers, something Fox insists breaches its license agreement with Dish and infringes the network’s copyrights. "Paying Dish for a satellite television subscription does not buy anyone the right to receive Fox’s live broadcast signal over the Internet or to make copies of Fox programs to watch ‘on the go,’ because Dish does not have the right to offer these services to its subscribers in the first place," Fox said in the filing. Fox and other broadcasters had already failed to block the automatic ad-skipping functionality in Dish's Hopper DVR.