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Because this is a relatively new situation, no case precedent or statutory law yet exists directly on point. However, a related case opinion suggests that this is likely not a copyright violation.
In Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., Universal Studios contested the legality of home video recorders because they allowed customer viewers to skip forward the ads that are part of most television broadcasts. The court dismissed that argument. Other cases followed (see HERE) with varying results, but the reality is that there is no case precedent as of yet. If someone in your situation makes a case about this, it may very well set a precedent. However, the Courts have majorly ruled in the past that viewers have a right to manipulate the final product to a point (at least, to skip commercials). So there is no guarantee that the Court will side with you.
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