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.
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.
Real asks appeals court to overturn federal judge's decision to halt sales of DVD-copying software.
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.
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.
Movie studios allege patent application filed by RealNetworks proves company misled the court about circumventing copy protection measures.
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.
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.