Broadcasters win legal fight against Cablevision’s “networked DVR”

I'll leave you all to interpret this on your own, but I hate this type of decision for the ramifications it can have in the future for all sorts of other devices. Just think it gives the TV stations even more power. 


It's a short-sighted argument by the broadcasters. DVR usage has been shown to increase interest in watching TV, something the networks would want given the number of other entertainment forms competing for the attention of would-be viewers. But the broadcasters don't like one of the habits associated with DVR ownership-skipping ads-and should a networked DVR like Cablevision's take off due to its low price and ease of use, that would mean even fewer people willing to sit through commercials.