RealDVD case centers on copy questions

roundup In the MPAA's fight against RealNetworks' DVD-copying software, testimony focuses on the details of how easy it is for people to copy DVDs--and how many times they can do it.

In the Motion Picture Association of America's fight against RealNetworks' DVD-copying software, testimony focuses on the details of how easy it is for people to copy DVDs--and how many times they can do it.

RealDVD judge again boots public from courtroom

For the second time in three days of court hearings, the federal judge presiding over RealDVD dispute bars public to protect "trade secrets."
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
April 29, 2009

Is RealDVD dispute really about a DVD jukebox?

CNET snaps photos of RealNetworks' "Facet," a prototype DVD player that copies and stores hundreds of films. Is this the real reason Hollywood sued Real?
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
April 29, 2009

Real CEO acknowledges RealDVD copies rentals

Rob Glaser testifies that people could use RealDVD to make unauthorized copies of rented DVDs.
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
April 28, 2009

MPAA: RealNetworks could easily strip RealDVD's copy limits

Copy protection expert says RealNetworks could easily remove the limits on RealDVD.
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
April 28, 2009

Does RealDVD sidestep copy protections?

Court case appears to be hanging on that central question. U.S. District Judge Marilyn Patel, known to some as the "Napster judge," is expected to hear more testimony Tuesday.
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
April 27, 2009

National Consumers League scolds MPAA on DVD copying

The consumer advocacy group says movie buyers want to backup their DVDs and the MPAA is wrong to prevent that.
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
April 27, 2009

Judge seals courtroom in MPAA DVD-copying case

DVD Copy Control Association says public should be barred from the courtroom because information about the technology used to encrypt DVDs is a trade secret.
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval and Declan McCullagh)
April 24, 2009

Next battle for control of digital content: RealDVD

The DVD ripping software goes to court Friday, with film studios arguing RealNetworks can't legally enable people to copy DVDs. Real says public has fair-use right.
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
April 24, 2009

previous coverage

RealNetworks appeals to public in RealDVD fight

In the fight against the MPAA, RealNetworks tells public Hollywood will control consumers' rights to make legal copies and force them to purchase same DVDs twice.
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
November 3, 2008

MPAA slams EFF on RealDVD

Hollywood denies it's trying to block companies from innovating around DVD players without its permission. Studios say EFF's claims are "tired and weathered."
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
October 20, 2008

EFF: Hollywood's RealDVD suit is a smokescreen

Internet advocacy group accuses Motion Picture Association of America of being less concerned about stopping piracy than it is about controlling innovation.
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
October 11, 2008

'Napster judge' thumps RealDVD, but will she ban it?

Judge Marilyn Hall Patel took Napster out, but in another case she ruled computer source code is protected under free speech. She has lots of questions about RealDVD.
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
October 8, 2008
 

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