INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE -
This amicus curiae brief is filed on behalf of DISH Network L.L.C. (“DISH”) and EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. (“EchoStar”). Since its founding in the early 1980s, DISH has reinvented the distribution of television programming. It is an industry leader in developing and bringing to market new technology, and its award-winning innovations include the Hopper with Sling Whole-Home HD DVR, a digital video recorder that gives customers the ability to watch television programs from smartphones, tablets, and computers.
EchoStar designs, develops, and distributes digital set-top boxes and related products and technology for satellite TV service providers, international telecommunication and cable companies, and individual consumers. EchoStar owns and operates Sling Media, a company that makes “place-shifting” technology that gives customers the ability to watch television in any room of their home or any place where there is an Internet connection.
As developers and distributors of technology, amici have a strong interest in the copyright law’s balance between copyright protection and technological innovation.
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