posted on Feb, 23 2004 @ 11:32 AM
US District Judge Susan Illston banned the popular 'DVD X copy' program. Software maker 321 Studios has been given seven days to stop selling the
The ruling follows legal action brought against the developer by MGM Studios, Tristar Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Time Warner Entertainment, Disney,
Universal City Studios and The Saul Zaentz Company last May. The movie companies alleged 321's product violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
US District Judge Susan Illston, delivering her verdict on Friday, agreed - and formally banned 321 form manufacturing, distributing or otherwise
trafficking in the DVD X Copy series.
Shortly after the judge's decision was announced, 321 stated its intention to appeal against the ruling and to request that the ruling be suspended
until the appeal has been judged.
321 offers a number of version of DVD X Copy, all based on DeCSS, the open source DVD content descrambler written to allow Linux users to watch DVDs
on their computers and already the focus of considerable legal activity.
Hope this decision is reversed.Seems like some people dont understand the technology.
[Edited on 23-2-2004 by Zion Mainframe]