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CNET News Daily Podcast: The demise of RealDVD

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.

By March 4, 2010


RealNetworks surrenders in RealDVD case

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.

By March 3, 2010


RealNetworks appeals injunction on RealDVD sales

Real asks appeals court to overturn federal judge's decision to halt sales of DVD-copying software.

By November 10, 2009


RealNetworks set to file appeal in RealDVD case

Real likely doesn't have much chance of removing a ban on sales of DVD-copying software but there's little cost to the company to try.

By October 7, 2009


RealNetworks loses critical ruling in RealDVD case

Federal judge sides with Hollywood and issues a preliminary injunction that will prevent RealNetworks from selling RealDVD software.

By August 11, 2009


MPAA says Real's patent attempt saps RealDVD argument

Movie studios allege patent application filed by RealNetworks proves company misled the court about circumventing copy protection measures.

By June 25, 2009


What to expect from the RealDVD decision

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.

By May 22, 2009


At RealDVD hearing, MPAA says copying DVDs never legal

In case to decide whether RealNetworks can once again sell RealDVD, MPAA tells judge that consumers never have the right to make a copy under the DMCA.

By May 21, 2009


RealDVD case: Real introduces surprise witness

Former Microsoft exec disputes that Hollywood banned DVD copying in license for Content Scramble System.

By May 20, 2009


Week in review: RealDVD takes the stand

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.

By May 1, 2009