By Steve Crowe · August 12, 2009 • U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Patel issued a preliminary injunction that bars the manufacturing and selling of the RealDVD software that copies and stores DVDs on a hard drive. Patel is the judge who shut down Napster in 2000.
By Steve Crowe · August 3, 2009 • Joel Tenenbaum has to pay $22,500 for each of the 30 songs he downloaded and shared on Kazaa in 2004.
By Julie Jacobson · June 19, 2009 • EFF claims the anti-piracy case, one of the last vestiges of RIAA's lawsuit frenzy, may be unconstitutional because.
By Tom LeBlanc · June 12, 2009 • New DRM specs will legally allow consumers to make one copy of each Blu-ray disc they own. Supporting Blu-ray players won't hit market until first or second quarter of 2010.
By Julie Jacobson · June 5, 2009 • HDGiants' bankruptcy raises questions about DRM-protected downloads; even Walmart customers feel the pain
By Jason Unger · May 14, 2009 • RealNetworks, currently engaged in a legal battle over its DVD ripping/backup software RealDVD, is looking to expand its lawsuit to include antitrust violations against the Hollywood studios.
By Arlen Schweiger · April 29, 2009 • RealNetwork's prototype Facet DVD player, which can store copied DVDs, appears to be a central issue in the company's copyright case.
By Julie Jacobson · April 28, 2009 • Will the DVD CCA's injunction against RealDVD continue? At issue: If someone wants to make a copy of something they own, do they have to pay the studios again?
By Julie Jacobson · February 11, 2009 • The grandaddy of elevator music, and early innovator of digital rights management, owes millions to studios
By Jason Unger · November 26, 2008 • When it comes to what's really important with media, it's not about the distribution method, it's about the control.
By Julie Jacobson · October 9, 2008 • Here's where we stand today on the legality of DVD ripping: We're not quite sure if it's legal. Here's a compilation of articles on the legality of DVD ripping and related fair-use cases.
By CE Pro Editors · September 30, 2008 • In motion for a temporary restraining order, the studios said that RealNetworks’ RealDVD violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
By Julie Jacobson · September 16, 2008 • Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), which includes most of the biggest names in CE and entertainment (sans Apple and Disney), pursue buy once, play anywhere model.
By Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2008 • EFF attorney Fred von Lohmann explains some of the legal issues involved in selling and installing products that enable users to copy DVDs.
By Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2008 • Developers of movie-ripping products insist their products are legal. Here's how the manufacturers address the sticky issue of digital rights management (DRM).