Originally Posted by robkwil61
Suprised no one has mentioned this. It's happening again. I wonder what the consequiences might be if the networks actually lose this time? And since DirecTV has Replay's technology, what might they come out with in the future?https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/0...ip-commercials
It's beating a dead horse....
I want to say that providing Com-Skip does not violate copyright, provide com-skipped program is viewed in one's private home for personal use.
It's too bad that the big bucks crushed the little guy (Sonic Blue) like a Tucker.
What will happen going forward is that content providers will simply NOT offer distribution of their programming to content distributors whose devices have Com-Skip capability.
You want your viewers to be able to skip stuff on ABC? Fine. No ABC, Disney, and ESPN for you!!! The trash heap has spoken.....
I have no feel for how much this would impact a content distributors bottom line if they could not deliver the broadcast networks plus related programming.... I thinks big impacts...