Copyright World Magazine
RealNetworks kills DVD software in copyright settlement
UNITED STATES – RealNetworks has agreed to end the sale of its DVD-copying software and pay US$4.5m to settle a copyright-infringement
lawsuit filed by several Hollywood studios. The company, which specialises in internet video software, also agreed to drop
its appeal of a federal court ruling that barred it from distributing or supporting RealDVD or any other technology that enables
the duplication of copyrighted content. The Motion Picture Association of America had sued Real in 2008 over software which
allowed users to circumvent safeguards against DVD-copying in order to duplicate movies.