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Abt Asks: Is Skipping Commercials Illegal?

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

A great TechDirt article discusses Dish Network’s  announcement that could change the mass media world (for the better) forever. The company set up a special DVR system, called Auto Hop, that would let viewers automatically DVR the entire prime time lineup of all the major networks with a single button,  and then then automatically skip commercials  when watching the playback, as long as it wasn’t on the same day the shows aired.

Viewers love to skip commercials,” Vivek Khemka, vice president of DISH Product Management, said in a statement

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