DVD Software Results in Lawsuits


A lawsuit has recently been filed by the movie industry over the sale of DVD software that enables the copying of DVDs, which movie industry officials have stated results in breach of copyright and also encourages people to engage in piracy. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Los Angeles by the Motion Picture Association of America.

However, at the same time the manufacturer of the DVD copying software, RealNetworks, has filed its own lawsuit at district court in northern California. The lawsuits were filed on the same day that the software company released its new software, called RealDVD.

With the software consumers will be able to copy DVDs onto their computer hard drives. According to officials from the company this could save laptop users battery life compared to watching a DVD in the DVD drive of the computer.

The firm also said that it had taken action for a judgement against a number of companies due to threats that had allegedly been made. Amongst those the firm wants a judgement against are the DVD Copy Control Association, Disney, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, NBC Universal, Warner Bros and Viacom.


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