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RealNetworks ordered to pull copying software

October 8, 2008

RealNetworks has temporarily stopped distributing its DVD copying software, RealDVD, at a federal judge’s request in a copyright case brought by Hollywood studios (see News 2/10/08)

The site now tells visitors: “Rest assured, we will continue to work diligently to provide you with software that allows you to make a legal copy of your DVDs for your own use.”

Six major movie studios jointly sued the company on September 30th, the day the software launched. They claim RealDVD illegally bypasses the copyright protection built into DVDs.

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