DISH rebuts Fox on Hopper claim, Slingbox

03/17/2013 | Variety.com (free content) · CNBC · Bloomberg Businessweek

DISH Network replied to a new Fox objection to the satellite provider's Hopper DVR technology by accusing the broadcast network of hypocrisy. As part of an ongoing legal battle, Fox claimed recently that the Hopper's ad-skipping feature violates copyright law because of its use of Slingbox technology. But in a federal court filing, DISH said that "Fox slept while Dish and its competitors rolled out devices aimed at 'space shifting' -- the ability to get away from the living room television and watch in other places." In a related matter, EchoStar-owned Sling Media filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission claiming that several of its rivals infringed on its patents.

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