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RealDVD lawsuit finally gets court date

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Apr 2009 21:58 User comments (5)

RealDVD lawsuit finally gets court date In September, RealNetworks launched RealDVD, a $30 USD software application that allows users to make a copy of their DVDs and it play it back on their PCs.
By October however, the company had been sued by the MPAA and the Hollywood studios, and the software was taken down pending the verdict of the lawsuit.

Real finally has a chance to defend its product though, as a judge has set an April 24th court date, says CEO Rob Glaser.

Glaser believes the company will win the suit, as users “have the right to make a secure copy” that cannot be shared with anyone but those using the computer that made the copy. Let's see if the judge agrees.

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5 user comments

15.4.2009 8:45

Since it dose not break the copy right protection what is the media industry whining about?

25.4.2009 14:00

My guess is, they don't want people ripping Netflix/store rentals into their collection, thus building a collection on the cheap.


Moneyyyy, it's a gas!!

35.4.2009 14:22

Originally posted by H0bbes:
My guess is, they don't want people ripping Netflix/store rentals into their collection, thus building a collection on the cheap.


Moneyyyy, it's a gas!!
They have Rolaids for that you know?

:P

45.4.2009 18:08

The industry wants it to be like all others. You break a pencil, purchase a new one. You break a microwave, purchase a new one etc. You break a dvd guess what, they will give the story that the industry will be troubled if the customer is allowed to just make a copy and they get nothing. It's all crud but they will spend the money to make the citizens pay for the same thing more than one time.

59.4.2009 13:01

If it's true that the copy still has the original DRM plus adds an additional layer, then the RIAA has no case.

As usual.

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