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DVD CCA loses case against Kaleidescape

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 31 Mar 2007 13:59

DVD CCA loses case against Kaleidescape The DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) has suffered a defeat after a judge ruled in favor of Kaleidescape, a manufacturer of home media servers. The California judge found that Kaleidescape did not violate its CSS license. Kaleidescape makes home media servers that aim to store all the movies and music of the owner. The servers start at $10,000.
Media is ripped from its original disc and stored on the server. The DVD CCA found that this functionality opened the door to massive copyright infringement saying that any device that played movies from a DVD disc, had to have physical access to the disc to do so.

Judge Leslie C. Nichols ruled in favor of Kaleidescape, saying that the 20-page CSS spec was not technically included as part of the license agreement. "Kaleidescape has been operating in the shadow of the DVD CCA's allegations for over three years," Michael Malcolm, CEO of Kaleidescape told Ars Technica. "We are gratified that after hearing all of the evidence, the Judge has completely vindicated our position."

Ars Technica

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