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Courts have likely killed DVD-copying media servers

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.

By February 2, 2012


MPAA sets sights on Zediva founder

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.

By August 16, 2011


Federal court to order film service Zediva shut down

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.

By August 1, 2011


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


MPAA files copyright suit against Zediva

Major studios accuse online video distributor of copyright infringement, saying the company "illegally streams movies to its customers." Who didn't see this coming?

By April 4, 2011


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


Has Google jumped sides in copyright war?

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.

By December 3, 2010