RealDVD Sales Temporarily Halted by Court
In what was probably inevitable from the moment RealDVD was announced, lawsuits were fired in both directions last week when the product went live.In light of that, a court has ordered RealNetworks to temporarily suspend distribution of its controversial product until Tuesday. This will enable the judge to review all of the papers filed in the case.
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Since: Sep 08
#1 Oct 6, 2008
As long as you don't share it w/ your buddies or sell it, where's the problem? If I borrow from the library or a buddy, the movie moguls still don't get a nickel. If I purchase it so I can rip it to my hard drive to watch later or burn a copy so I don't waste the original, where's the harm?
Copyrighted material needs to have a finite life span. Can you imagine if the guys that developed medicines, electronics, etc. could keep a copyright on their stuff for 50-100 years? Couldn't afford anything and innovation would stop cold.
How much money is enough? No wonder they feel like they have to give their money to the Democrats and other unworthy causes. Guilt because they are making oodles of dough and not working too hard to get it.
At least lawyers put in the hours (or claim to.)
Since: Dec 07
#2 Oct 9, 2008
Why even buy RealDVD when you can use free software like FabDVD, AnyDVD, etc. to rip the movie to your computer to watch it, or copy it to another media?
I can only laugh at the entertainment industry because they get their jollies by only going after easy targets like RealNetworks because they know the chances of wining is great.
Since: Sep 07
#3 Oct 10, 2008
Actually, their chance of winning this case ISN'T great at all. I've look at the DMCA, and there is a little exception for 'interoperability' purposes and an exemption if you don't remove the DRM at all, which RealDVD doesn't do. In fact, it adds another layer of DRM to the file!
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