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Background: Today, Public Knowledge, joined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Organization for Transformative Works, filed an amicus brief in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Fox v. DISH Network, arguing that DISH does not infringe copyright by selling its Hopper digital video recorder (DVR), which allows viewers to skip past commercials on recorded programming, and that viewers do not infringe copyright when they use it.
The following statement may be attributed to John Bergmayer, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge.