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"This decision is the sixth in a string of victories in federal courts on both coasts for the American consumer related to our Hopper Whole-Home DVR platform. We are proud to have stood by their side in this important fight over fundamental rights of consumer choice and control.
"DISH is pleased that the Court has again sided with consumers by
issuing a summary judgment decision upholding their rights under U.S.
copyright law to use Slingbox technology and the AutoHop,
"Consumers are the winners today, as the Court sided with them on the
key copyright issues in this case. This decision has far reaching
significance, because it is the first to apply the
"We will continue to vigorously defend consumers' rights to choice and control over their viewing experience."
Slingbox technology, which is built into DISH's second-generation Hopper Whole-Home DVR, provides a DISH customer, once they receive a television signal in their home, with the capability to remotely view that signal from a single Internet-connected device (mobile phone, tablet or PC). Slingbox technology has been available since 2005 and this action was the first to seek to enjoin it.
With the PrimeTime Anytime feature, users have the ability to easily
record the primetime shows on up to each of the four broadcast networks
With the Transfers feature, a DISH customer can move or duplicate certain Hopper DVR recordings made by the customer to a mobile phone or tablet; and no Internet connection is needed for viewing.
DISH statements regarding prior Court decisions regarding DISH's Hopper:
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