By Julie Jacobson · January 7, 2018 • Kaleidescape, famed provider of 4K movie players and online Movie Store, takes another step in safeguarding bit-for-bit content, possibly bidding to offer movie downloads on the same day as their theatrical release?
By Julie Jacobson · February 29, 2016 • The studios and copy-protection bodies like AACS LA finally kill off popular DVD-copying software AnyDVD from SlySoft, five years after quashing RealDVD and almost destroying Kaleidescape. How will Fusion, ReQuest, Control4, other movie servers fare? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · November 14, 2012 • Broadcasters say Aereo Web-based live TV service violates copyright law; CEA, EFF and Public Knowledge file amicus brief in favor of Aereo, likening the case to landmark 1984 Betamax case.
By Julie Jacobson · August 15, 2012 • Autonomic appears to be first with high-end media server that stores, streams Ultraviolet-enabled DVDs and Blu-rays. "Lawsuits and disc carousels are bad for business."
By Grant Clauser · March 14, 2012 • Walmart is prepping a cloud-based movie service where users can bring their DVDs into stores in order to access the same material online.
By Julie Jacobson · March 12, 2012 • DVD CCA surprises Kaleidescape with severe injunction order, CEO Michael Malcolm tells CE Pro. He believes stay will be granted until appeal is exhausted.
By Julie Jacobson · March 12, 2012 • In DVD CCA vs. Kaleidescape, judge issues injunction that prohibits the sale and support of existing DVD movie servers. Kaleidescape has appealed.
By Julie Jacobson · January 30, 2012 • Tentative ruling in landmark DVD-copying case suggests Kaleidescape knew its movie servers might be in violation of DVD CCA licensing agreement. Case has broad implication for media-server market.
By Julie Jacobson · January 27, 2012 • The DVD CCA wields too much power, and latest judgement against Kaleidescape will drive consumers to purchase unlicensed movie service and cheap DVD-ripping software overseas.
By Julie Jacobson · November 30, 2011 • Latest trial could determine if Kaleidescape movie servers breach contract with DVD CCA, licensor of CSS decryption software for DRM; could be landmark case for DVD copying.
By Julie Jacobson · July 20, 2011 • With M700, Kaleidescape continues to store, stream DVDs as usual, despite legal threats from DVD CCA; Blu-ray streaming abides by AACS licensing agreements.
By Julie Jacobson · July 20, 2011 • New M700 carousel ($5,995) with integrated movie player accommodates 320 Blu-ray and DVD discs, reduces overall system cost for whole-house media server.
By Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2011 • Saying phooey to record labels, Amazon launches Amazon Cloud Player for accessing content from any PC, Mac or Android device. Can you 'smell the lawsuits coming'?
By Julie Jacobson · July 29, 2010 • Kaleidescape to offer two Blu-ray Vaults -- a 100-disc add-on and a 300-disc integrated solution -- which may ultimately solve issues with DRM and the DVD CCA.
By Julie Jacobson · July 26, 2010 • Librarian of Congress loosens anti-circumvention provision of the DMCA, but it's not the kind of fair use we were looking for.