Remember Kaleidescape's attempt to sell a server that let you copy your DVDs for personal use? Sounded like a good idea to help keep DVDs alive, but eight years on, Kaleidescape suffers another defeat in court.
The lawyers who won a $105 million settlement from LimeWire's creator are now trying to convince courts that Zediva's founder is liable for copyright infringement.
In a major setback for Zediva, the latest company trying to build a business model by exploiting perceived loopholes in copyright law, a judge issues a preliminary injunction against the service.
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.
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.
Major studios accuse online video distributor of copyright infringement, saying the company "illegally streams movies to its customers." Who didn't see this coming?
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.
Federal judge sides with Hollywood and issues a preliminary injunction that will prevent RealNetworks from selling RealDVD software.
File-sharing and free-content proponents want Google to say it ain't so. But if big media gets its way, Google's new antipiracy measures are just a first step.