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Trial could test digital media rights

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 18, 2007

Trial begins Monday here for a civil suit that could become a test case on questions about what fair use rights systems makers and end users have with their digital media. The DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) is suing Kaleidescape Inc., claiming the company's home servers violate in several ways a contract designed to protect DVDs from being copied...

"This is a case where what is essentially a cartel is stifling legitimate innovation where there is clear market demand and a technical capability," said Fred von Lohmann, a senior staff attorney with the EFF.

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