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» VIEW ALL POSTS Aug 18 2009   4:22PM GMT

Overheard – RealDVD and the power of the MPAA



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Tags:
Digital rights management
intellectual property
iPod
Video
“It’s perfectly legal to rip music from a CD and upload it onto an iPod for personal use; why can’t a person do the same with their own copies of movies?”

Brennon Slattery, Why Pick on RealDVD?

It’s sad that RealDVD, with its sophisticated and lawful approach to DVD-copying, had to swallow the wrath of the MPAA. It’s also clear that the DMCA [Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998] needs to be updated to reflect the changes in media distribution 11 years later.

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