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RealDVD taken down temporarily

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Oct 2008 14:42 User comments (2)

RealDVD taken down temporarily Last week we reported that RealNetworks was suing the Hollywood studios in an effort to have their RealDVD software ruled completely legal by a judge.
RealNetworks claims that the software "allows consumers to securely store, manage and play their DVDs on their computers" and "does not enable users to distribute copies of their DVDs." It also mentions that RealDVD adds another layer of DRM to the ripped movies which makes it much harder to move to films off the computer that has the program installed.

However, the movie studios have sued the company back and it seems the software is now down temporarily with no word on when it will be available again.

A visit to the RealDVD site will give you this message: "Due to recent legal action taken by the Hollywood movie studios against us, RealDVD is temporarily unavailable. Rest assured, we will continue to work diligently to provide you with software that allows you to make a legal copy of your DVDs for your own use."

We will keep you updated.

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2 user comments

16.10.2008 17:41

I still don't see why anyone would pay for this crap. When you can do more with free programs. I do see why the studios have a problem with this. They aren't getting any money from its use. Unlike iTunes and others where they get most of the revenue from the sale of the movies and TV shows on there. They are getting money from the sale of the disk but they want full control (and compensation) of every possible way you watch anything.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Oct 2008 @ 17:44

27.10.2008 5:06

plain and simple, the MPAA wants total control.

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