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Judge bans sales of RealDVD

By Jos · 5 replies
Aug 12, 2009
  1. RealNetworks suffered yet another setback yesterday, as U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel backed up an earlier injunction that prevents it from manufacturing or selling its RealDVD disc-copying application on the grounds that it breaks copyright law. The original injunction came on October last year shortly after the software’s debut, and it will now hold until the case is resolved at a full trial.

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  2. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    This is insane, next thing you know I'll have to pay the original lock maker a fee every time I get a key copied because of licensing bullcrap.

    This is what the people stealing the industry's "creations" mean when they say "They simply don't and won't EVER get it".
  3. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    This is what everything is coming to anymore. Your not going to be able to sell your used car without a licensing agreement from the original manufacturer. I can't wait till these 'make it up as you go along' copyright laws bleed over into people's everyday life. Pretty soon you gonna be told you cant put a Holley carb on that old Camaro because Chevy has a licesing deal with another carborator company and in taking off the original carborator, you are circumventing the copyright protection of the 4 bolts holding the carb on the manifold. Sounds silly? just wait
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Up next, Judge ban's sales of Xerox machines because a book publisher said so.

    What are the connections between these judges and the industry?! Seems to me like someone is getting paid-off behind the door. I don't know how fair use can be trumped by corporate greed in public courts. I call B.S. on this ruling.
  5. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    Well the old saying that "Cash is king" still rings true...but what the industry seem to miss is that pirates often run of with the gold, and ignore stupid rules created by others.
  6. David40

    David40 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    If that happened to me I'd be so pissed off at not being able to sell the software I would release it as a bit torrent and distribute it free to everyone. It would be my way of saying F you judge!
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