Federal judge issues a permanent injunction against RealDVD sales and Real agrees to pay $4.5 million to reimburse Hollywood studios for legal fees in copyright suit.
Real asks appeals court to overturn federal judge's decision to halt sales of DVD-copying software.
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."
Legal fight heats up between Hollywood and RealNetworks over DVD-ripping software.
Real Networks' RealDVD is now available to consumers.
Judge is known for delivering relatively speedy decisions. But, even if Real loses in this preceding, company could still prevail at trial. We have a long way to go yet.
The movie studios' case against the DVD-copying software went to court this week triggering some drama--and a few surprises. Also, a peek at the latest Windows 7 version.
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.
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.
RealNetworks loses lengthy RealDVD battle, TiVo gets closer to victory in its patent battle against EchoStar, and Google tries to make YouTube more accessible to hearing-impaired viewers.