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DVD group thwarted as demand for discs booms

Once considered too pricey for computers and too risky as a replacement for VHS tapes, DVD has come into its own, as evidenced by booming holiday sales and a dispute over DVD "cracking" technology.

 

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Once considered too pricey for computers and too risky as a replacement for VHS tapes, DVD has come into its own, as evidenced by booming holiday sales and a dispute over DVD "cracking" technology.

"People use the computer and watch a few DVDs and say, 'Wow, this is a great experience.' "

- Reed Hastings, Netflix.com chief executive

 


Judge rejects group's request to block DVD program
The movie industry faces a tough legal battle in its attempts to stop the distribution of software that can thwart encryption on DVDs, legal experts say.

DVD sales see hot growth projections
Booming DVD sales may be an indication that the VCR could soon be headed the way of the eight-track player.

Coalition sues to block distribution of DVD "cracking" tool
update A coalition of motion picture and high-tech heavyweights sues 71 individuals and Web sites for allegedly circulating a program online that lets people crack the security on DVDs to make unauthorized copies.