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WTF ?!? # TV NETWORKS SAY You're BREAKING The LAW When You SKIP COMMERCIALS #

 
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The broadcast networks are absolutely correct in this. They're not arguing that the viewer *must* view commercials, but that the satellite and cable companies must make a good faith attempt at providing those commercials to the viewers.

To that end, I agree with them. The cable and satellite providers can't provide their end users a means of automatically skipping commercials. By doing so, they would be making a financial profit from the broadcast networks' intellectual property, but denying the same broadcast networks of their revenue stream.

The networks suck, but even they have a right to profit from their own work.
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your point is noted. I only oppose the infiltration into government policy.

It has everything to do with this topic.

Because NewsCorp is behind anti blog and freedom of speech legislation. It is blatantly obvious how they bought up Congress people (i wont name names, initials LS), but its all there on open secrets do t org... You can see DISH network, Newscorp, etc. Same owners, different companies. Then she is pushing "cyberbullying" legislation, which is at its core designed to kill the blogosphere and independent, alt news.

So they dont give a fuck about the constitution... they care about their re-election warchest.

FUCK them.

So My initiative is to intellectually oppose EVERYTHING they stand for.
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The broadcast networks are absolutely correct in this. They're not arguing that the viewer *must* view commercials, but that the satellite and cable companies must make a good faith attempt at providing those commercials to the viewers.

To that end, I agree with them. The cable and satellite providers can't provide their end users a means of automatically skipping commercials. By doing so, they would be making a financial profit from the broadcast networks' intellectual property, but denying the same broadcast networks of their revenue stream.

The networks suck, but even they have a right to profit from their own work.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16090156


Nope, you are 100% wrong. The networks are NOT correct, and here's why:

NO ONE is forcing you to skip those commercials. When you watch regular tv and a commercial comes on, it is YOUR CHOICE to sit there and watch, or you can get up and go to the bathroom, or whatever else you want.
Same here. Giving the consumer the ability to skip over commericals is giving the CONSUMER the choice to watch or not to watch. If he chooses not to skip but still goes to the bathroom, is that illegal? No.

The choice is still in the viwer's control either way, so there is nothing illegal here. End of story.
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Watch the BBC - No commercials AT ALL!
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Not quite true.. as the BBC love to blow their own trumpet with their own ads-promotions.. esp: the very annoying & condescending 'Pay your TV licence now or we'll be at your door to fine you £1000 & put you in prison for a year or two. Hardly watch the stupid thing.. unless there's some great football on, pink floyd in concert, satirical comedy or .. well.. not much on after that.
I don't understand why the TV suppliers like BBC, ITV, Sky & Virginmedia.. just don't include the TV licence costs within their subscription fee, which is expensive enough to pay for. I live near the Beeb & have over-heard Beeb employees discuss the 'most awful amount of waste spending' at the BBC.
Unbelievable.
TV ought to be accessible to all with a video camera.. but then we got youtube for that.
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Hopefully this will encourage more of you sheep to turn off the demon box.
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This illustrates several things:

There IS no legitimate law. Laws today are a farce, not just biased and hypocritical; but a direct reflection of the current government of the United States...

Corporate dictatorship.

News Networks need advertising; Newscorp, TW are LOSING it, so they must create legislation. They are DIRECTLY involved in political corrupti. i mean bribes.. i mean contributions.
The folks that did 9/11 are behind the mainstream media, i.e "the corporate zionist, multi billionaire, anti american, elitist establishment". Their agenda? Usurp sovereignty, capture government policy, institute a 'top to bottom' dictatorship, Hide behind false institutions of legitimacy and faith like 'Israel', while engaging in corporate privateering and international resource capture through extortion and war. It is all plain to see, it is reflected in ALL institutions of control.

No laws are "real" today, because we exist under a non representative government. The 2 party system has been dilluted and corrupted to the point there is no longer 'opposition'; but a 'cooperative'... to push the elitist agenda. It has resulted in 'false premise' institutions like DHS and economic policies like Keynsianism.

Top to bottom dictatorship over the people, who are NOT represented. Laws enforced against only the poor and unconnected. Colin Powel and Cheney write their books and get standing ovations. Bush costs the taxpayers multi millions every year... Now, steweaters, preach to me about the law, and how it is relevant to me.

It's bullshit.

The phantom legal authority, 'color of law' illegitimate mandates they squirm out everyday in washington now mean SHIT...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6231580

While I agree with most of what you are saying to varying degrees, we simply cannot overlook the fact that people PAY for these slots that their commercials appear in and sometimes they pay ALOT. So the networks must give their Clients at least some level of certainty that by purchasing these slots they will reach some target audience and sell more products. Otherwise, would there be any reason for them to choose network advertising over other forms?

The law in practice and in many ways in concept has changed so much and become so complicated, its not even recognizable to its originator. We have helped shape it this way though, by our apparent needs. In this way laws needed to be developed to protect the interests of the Company, in order to properly serve their clients. Copy write in its conception to be valid MUST extend to this situation. The network pays to have the programming you view played on their network, or for its production if its an original, they also pay for all the satellites that beam the information to your provider. In all stages the INFORMATION being sent belongs to the NETWORK. Thus they own all rights to how that information is transmitted to you.

Now lets not get confused here, the title of this thread is misleading. They are not saying it is illegal for YOU the CONSUMER to skip commercials, they are saying it is illegal for a company to provide you with technology that skips it for you. There is a BIG difference. I wholly agree with the networks point of view. Although we hate to see Network fat cats to win their battles, if they were to lose, it would be a greater injustice. It would signal an even bigger failure that is our justice system.
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I don't get it - if people want to watch commercials then they will - if they don't, then they won't.

Even many new computer games have tweaks that enable the user to skip the opening commercial clips such as the annoying nVidia logos.

Most people have to pay for satellite TV anyway - so if you pay for or have bought a product then you should be able to do whatever the heck you want with it.

Lastly, if I want to watch TV I don't want paid actor idiots with very poor scripts trying to sell me crap I will never want every add break - life insurance ads give me the shits so bad I want to shoot the TV:(
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EXACTLY. In the "Olden Days" when a commercial came on I (like many people) used that time to do something else...potty, some chores or snack fixing. Was THAT illegal for me to not sit there glued to my seat watching a paid shill?

This is ridiculous. And you know what else is irritating? The fact that some networks are now REQUIRING us to have some kind of paid TV service in order to get the shows ONLINE after they air. This is ridiculous. I gave my cable DVRs back to Cox because I was paying $180 bucks a month. A lot of the shows I watch ARE available online so now I pay $29.99 a month for High speed internet. But networks like Fox are making us wait 8 days to watch it online. Really? OK...I can wait 8 days to watch your shows for free. And...guess what? I still get up and do other stuff during all of your online commercials too...
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I disagree. The customers do ultimately hold the choice to use it, but that's not really the issue. The problem here is that the distributor is openly providing and promoting a means for their subscribers to circumvent the ads that the networks most assuredly do demand that the distributors broadcast alongside the shows. By doing so, they're potentially denying the networks of a revenue stream that both parties agreed to by contract.
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This illustrates several things:

There IS no legitimate law. Laws today are a farce, not just biased and hypocritical; but a direct reflection of the current government of the United States...

Corporate dictatorship.

News Networks need advertising; Newscorp, TW are LOSING it, so they must create legislation. They are DIRECTLY involved in political corrupti. i mean bribes.. i mean contributions.
The folks that did 9/11 are behind the mainstream media, i.e "the corporate zionist, multi billionaire, anti american, elitist establishment". Their agenda? Usurp sovereignty, capture government policy, institute a 'top to bottom' dictatorship, Hide behind false institutions of legitimacy and faith like 'Israel', while engaging in corporate privateering and international resource capture through extortion and war. It is all plain to see, it is reflected in ALL institutions of control.

No laws are "real" today, because we exist under a non representative government. The 2 party system has been dilluted and corrupted to the point there is no longer 'opposition'; but a 'cooperative'... to push the elitist agenda. It has resulted in 'false premise' institutions like DHS and economic policies like Keynsianism.

Top to bottom dictatorship over the people, who are NOT represented. Laws enforced against only the poor and unconnected. Colin Powel and Cheney write their books and get standing ovations. Bush costs the taxpayers multi millions every year... Now, steweaters, preach to me about the law, and how it is relevant to me.

It's bullshit.

The phantom legal authority, 'color of law' illegitimate mandates they squirm out everyday in washington now mean SHIT...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6231580

While I agree with most of what you are saying to varying degrees, we simply cannot overlook the fact that people PAY for these slots that their commercials appear in and sometimes they pay ALOT. So the networks must give their Clients at least some level of certainty that by purchasing these slots they will reach some target audience and sell more products. Otherwise, would there be any reason for them to choose network advertising over other forms?

The law in practice and in many ways in concept has changed so much and become so complicated, its not even recognizable to its originator. We have helped shape it this way though, by our apparent needs. In this way laws needed to be developed to protect the interests of the Company, in order to properly serve their clients. Copy write in its conception to be valid MUST extend to this situation. The network pays to have the programming you view played on their network, or for its production if its an original, they also pay for all the satellites that beam the information to your provider. In all stages the INFORMATION being sent belongs to the NETWORK. Thus they own all rights to how that information is transmitted to you.

Now lets not get confused here, the title of this thread is misleading. They are not saying it is illegal for YOU the CONSUMER to skip commercials, they are saying it is illegal for a company to provide you with technology that skips it for you. There is a BIG difference. I wholly agree with the networks point of view. Although we hate to see Network fat cats to win their battles, if they were to lose, it would be a greater injustice. It would signal an even bigger failure that is our justice system.
 Quoting: AlmustKnowe


fair enough, but "we" as a body of citizenry dont shape laws today.

'The law' does not reflect the will of the people, but the will of INTERNATIONAL corporations, REGARDLESS of the will of the people, and in most cases, TAKING DOMINION over the people.

So it is not a government 'for and by' the people, therefore, it is not a constitutional government, therefore, it is an illegitimate government.
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TV Networks Say You're Breaking The Law When You Skip Commercials
Mitch Stoltz
Saturday, May 26, 2012


Television networks are having a busy month trying to stamp out new TV-watching technology, including telling a court that skipping a commercial while watching a recorded show is illegal. Yesterday, Fox, NBC, and CBS all sued Dish Network over its digital video recorder with automatic commercial-skipping. The same networks, plus ABC, Univision, and PBS, are gearing up for a May 30 hearing in their cases against Aereo, a New York startup bringing local broadcast TV to the Internet.

EFF and Public Knowledge filed an amicus brief supporting Aereo this week.

The suits against Dish are a response to the "Hopper" DVR and its "Auto Hop" feature, which automatically skips over commercials. According to the networks' complaints, the Hopper automatically records eight days' worth of prime time programming on the four major networks that subscribers can play back on request. Beginning a few hours after the broadcast, viewers can choose to watch a program sans ads.

CONTINUE: [link to www.activistpost.com]
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That is the most stupidest fucking thing I have ever read. Fuck the networks, fuck commercials. Bottom line if they were smart and thought about it, they could gear the commercials to a more subliminal manner, which I know they do anyway. Granted even though a person fast forwarding through commercials may be going fast through them a msg and images could be shown to get their msg across. I fast forward through them all the time but depending on the commercial you still know what they were trying to sell, especially if it stays on a frame for a few seconds. MSM can suck it!!s226
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And...when did we become a world of people who bought consumables because we saw an Advertisement for it? This was the early stages of our brain washing. The media (starting with print, then radio, then TV, then the Internet) has brain washed the majority. I think I am the only one who STILL does not buy something on impulse. I first have a need for something, then I look for my best options for acquiring that something. Much like the cave people did. We need to go back to that. Stop and think people...what do you need instead of merely..."Oh, this product is being shoved in my face...it must be something I should have".
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This illustrates several things:

There IS no legitimate law. Laws today are a farce, not just biased and hypocritical; but a direct reflection of the current government of the United States...

Corporate dictatorship.

News Networks need advertising; Newscorp, TW are LOSING it, so they must create legislation. They are DIRECTLY involved in political corrupti. i mean bribes.. i mean contributions.
The folks that did 9/11 are behind the mainstream media, i.e "the corporate zionist, multi billionaire, anti american, elitist establishment". Their agenda? Usurp sovereignty, capture government policy, institute a 'top to bottom' dictatorship, Hide behind false institutions of legitimacy and faith like 'Israel', while engaging in corporate privateering and international resource capture through extortion and war. It is all plain to see, it is reflected in ALL institutions of control.

No laws are "real" today, because we exist under a non representative government. The 2 party system has been dilluted and corrupted to the point there is no longer 'opposition'; but a 'cooperative'... to push the elitist agenda. It has resulted in 'false premise' institutions like DHS and economic policies like Keynsianism.

Top to bottom dictatorship over the people, who are NOT represented. Laws enforced against only the poor and unconnected. Colin Powel and Cheney write their books and get standing ovations. Bush costs the taxpayers multi millions every year... Now, steweaters, preach to me about the law, and how it is relevant to me.

It's bullshit.

The phantom legal authority, 'color of law' illegitimate mandates they squirm out everyday in washington now mean SHIT...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6231580

While I agree with most of what you are saying to varying degrees, we simply cannot overlook the fact that people PAY for these slots that their commercials appear in and sometimes they pay ALOT. So the networks must give their Clients at least some level of certainty that by purchasing these slots they will reach some target audience and sell more products. Otherwise, would there be any reason for them to choose network advertising over other forms?

The law in practice and in many ways in concept has changed so much and become so complicated, its not even recognizable to its originator. We have helped shape it this way though, by our apparent needs. In this way laws needed to be developed to protect the interests of the Company, in order to properly serve their clients. Copy write in its conception to be valid MUST extend to this situation. The network pays to have the programming you view played on their network, or for its production if its an original, they also pay for all the satellites that beam the information to your provider. In all stages the INFORMATION being sent belongs to the NETWORK. Thus they own all rights to how that information is transmitted to you.

Now lets not get confused here, the title of this thread is misleading. They are not saying it is illegal for YOU the CONSUMER to skip commercials, they are saying it is illegal for a company to provide you with technology that skips it for you. There is a BIG difference. I wholly agree with the networks point of view. Although we hate to see Network fat cats to win their battles, if they were to lose, it would be a greater injustice. It would signal an even bigger failure that is our justice system.
 Quoting: AlmustKnowe


fair enough, but "we" as a body of citizenry dont shape laws today.

'The law' does not reflect the will of the people, but the will of INTERNATIONAL corporations, REGARDLESS of the will of the people, and in most cases, TAKING DOMINION over the people.

So it is not a government 'for and by' the people, therefore, it is not a constitutional government, therefore, it is an illegitimate government.
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I totally agree, but that a whole other issue, even bigger than this and not so clear cut.
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If it wasn't for my boyfriend I would not own a tee vee. Maybe it's ADD but I can not watch anything without being bored out of my mind. sheeplebah
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If I remember correctly...when cable TV first started the big selling point was NO COMMERCIALS.

Paying for the cable SUBSCRIPTION was enough and they didn't have to show commercials..

What happened?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1211208


Greed knows no boundaries. 25 million a year isn't enough if you can make 50 million a year.

At the top of every corporation there is a greedy piece of shit who will stop at nothing to make more millions.

Bunch of fucking animals.
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So get rid of the stoopid box...I did 3 years ago and do not miss it.ll
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It is a large waste of time.
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They lied and sold us a bill of goods...now you pay to watch all TV the stations and the commercials and the premium channels... No subscription TV and you can't watch anything...

we were screwed..
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^^^^ This.

Cable TV used to mean....NO COMMERCIALS....AT ALL.
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If I remember correctly...when cable TV first started the big selling point was NO COMMERCIALS.

Paying for the cable SUBSCRIPTION was enough and they didn't have to show commercials..

What happened?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1211208


Greed knows no boundaries. 25 million a year isn't enough if you can make 50 million a year.

At the top of every corporation there is a greedy piece of shit who will stop at nothing to make more millions.

Bunch of fucking animals.
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Heh I remember that little pitch. Even back in my naivety of those days though I knew that it would not last long. Turns out it was not even implemented at all, just a bait and switch tactic to sell the idea to people. On a side note I have not owned a television for around fifteen years. The programing was turning to crap back then, from the few glimpses that I have seen recently, it is absolute drivel.
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It's been proved that commertial are made to brain wash us . They add spcial colours and stuff in music to get us to buy everything and anything .
 Quoting: SteppingoutofMatrix


^^^this^^^

there are subliminal messages in tv programming, mainly commercials, because commercials can be on multiple channels and stations, hitting all demographics and age groups, unlike regular shows.

so ask yourselves why it is the NETWORKS that are upset about this, not the ADVERTISERS who pay the networks? it seems if this was just about the money then it would be the advertisers up in arms.

the network is upset because they are the front line of brainwashing the public and commercials are vital to it.
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If I remember correctly...when cable TV first started the big selling point was NO COMMERCIALS.

Paying for the cable SUBSCRIPTION was enough and they didn't have to show commercials..

What happened?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1211208




And I don't know where they are getting the "free" TV stuff. Since all the TV went "digital" a couple of years ago (and just exactly WHY was that, again?) if you don't have Cable or Satellite, you get zilch-a-roony on your TV. Maybe a couple of local stations and PBS (hmmmmm) but the reception is sketchy and the "shows" are basically infomercials and govt-approved news.
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I built a commercial filtering box from components from Radio Shack, and an old cable tv converter box, you can too. The screen goes blank during commercials, and returns for the program. The interruption is annoying, but not as frantic as the commercial. The device installs in the tv circuit, not in the cable circuit.
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What ? you get to skip comercials??
dont get that luxury here,, we get $hafted hard here in australia..



I watch the idiot box for a laugh rarely, but tape what I want to watch, fast forwarding the stupid time consuming retarded repetative idiotic comercials.. life is short cool2

Cant remember the last time I watched a tell-a- vision commercial ? too buisy.


When the so called law makes it compulsory to watch that shit here ,, ill chain it (the teee veee) to my towbar and drag it too the tip.. >recyclers for the youngies. (but still just a fucking tip).
By the time I get there it'll look like a fucking ashtray.


s226
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Please be careful if you choose to do that! Here in America there is a $500 fine for "littering". The only things which are exempt are hay (which flies off from the bales) and chicken feathers from the trucks carrying those poor doomed souls to the butcher's. Everything else is considered "littering", and if it is some sort of liquid you'll be billed for the Haz-Mat people to come out and test it, along with your fine of course.
"I have come to the conclusion that all news should be treated like 9/11, assume it is a psyop with actors participating in a staged event complete with props, until proven otherwise, in which case assume whatever is being recorded, reported, televised, is distortions/lying by omission/outright lies, until proven otherwise." - Anonymous, 4-13-12
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And what if you kill the sound & close your eyes?
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NO MORE BATHROOM BREAKS!

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! ! ! ! ! ! !
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You just wait.. Pretty soon it will be illegal to use the bathroom during commercial breaks.. You'll only be allowed to piss when the actual show is on.

They'll demand control over the lock to the bathroom to enforce it.
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LOL .. And I'm sure the FDA will control your bowel movements with regulations. Godda love our dystopic nation.. More dystopia after the break LOL
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Several years ago I read somewhere that they had developed the technology to test sewer effluent for illegal drugs and, if you were hooked up to city sewers, could even track it back to the residence where it came from. (Talk about "the jobs no American wants to do!) Created quite a buzz for the recreational drug using community, at least for awhile until something else caught their attention.
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and we can just drop tv and rent movies too
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no prob, i will take a timer,wire it in and for the time commercials run i will disable the antenna and or cable inlet,piece of cake ,let's see them stop that !
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I don't watch tv commercials (I walk away), I don't listen to radio commercials (I turn the station), I never look at internet banner ads. I never answer phone numbers that I don't recognize, so no telemarketers. It's not so hard.
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Re: WTF ?!? # TV NETWORKS SAY You're BREAKING The LAW When You SKIP COMMERCIALS #
It's been proved that commertial are made to brain wash us . They add spcial colours and stuff in music to get us to buy everything and anything . And now this , world is downgraiding . Money became such and importance ..... Think a peace of paper has us trapped - jailed . Ask yourself , do you really live ? I know i don't , i feel like bio-robot forsed by gov'. to do what they want us to keep their pockets stashed. I wish honestly that we can go back to days when we had our own houses and landes and grow our own food . screw the money and goverments , they do what's better for them and not for their people . They control us in everything now . Am very pissed about that =((((((( I ain't no once property, but they way things are going it feels like we are their property and they do with us anything they feeel like .
 Quoting: SteppingoutofMatrix


had Tesla won his war, we would all fear electronic noise and with good reason.
but since he lost, and nobody else has the courage to make everyone listen, we are too late.

can we all start a lawsuit? i dont know if i want un-natural EMF's and ROGUE waves passing thru my body!
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05/27/2012 03:55 PM
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Umm who cares??? I enjoy the commercials and many times I find some interesting product that makes me want to buy it so I personally think it should be illegal to fast forward because the companies need to eat just like me so this entire thread is.... bsflagbushfing
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05/27/2012 03:58 PM
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Re: WTF ?!? # TV NETWORKS SAY You're BREAKING The LAW When You SKIP COMMERCIALS #
The suits against Dish are a response to the "Hopper" DVR and its "Auto Hop" feature, which automatically skips over commercials.
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Yeah so they're sueing a piece of technology which is preventing people seeing their ads, which is their means of revenue for funding the programming. I can't see anyone wrong with that. But good job with the bullshit sensationalist headline.
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05/27/2012 04:08 PM
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Re: WTF ?!? # TV NETWORKS SAY You're BREAKING The LAW When You SKIP COMMERCIALS #
I built a commercial filtering box from components from Radio Shack, and an old cable tv converter box, you can too. The screen goes blank during commercials, and returns for the program. The interruption is annoying, but not as frantic as the commercial. The device installs in the tv circuit, not in the cable circuit.
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Sounds brilliant. Any details or link for less clever people? I was thinking that a remote which automatically muted commercials would be lovely too (unless it already exists, anyone? anyone?)

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