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Studios Assert RealDVD Violates Digital Millennium Copyright Act

May 1, 2009

The second day of a three-day hearing pitting Hollywood studios against RealNetwork’s DVD copying technology saw a computer scientist testify that the RealDVD software circumvented encryption safeguards, thereby violating provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)...

Fred von Lohmann, senior attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based civil liberties organization, attending the hearing said the studios are banking on the notion that the 1998 DMCA precludes a fair use right of duplication to consumers when encryption technology is circumvented.

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