Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Is Rolling Out First New Windows 10 Preview Build
Yahoo Reports High Revenue and Profit
New Samsung Galaxy S5 'Plus' Released With Faster Processor
Google, Facebook And Comcast Spend The Most On Lobbying
Google Play Music App To Follow Your Mood
Login To Google Using A USB Security Key
Toshiba Debuts New 2-in-1 Convertible PC with a 360-Degree Design
Acer Leads The Growing Chromebook Market
Active Discussions
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Judge b...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Judge blocks sales of unlicensed DVD chips


A California judge has ordered a multimedia chipmaker to stop selling versions of its products that were used in DVD-copying devices.

The Motion Picture Association of America said Monday that it had found chips from ESS Technology, based in Fremont, Calif., inside a device that allowed DVDs to be copied. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis issued an order Friday that blocked the manufacturer from selling its chips to any other device maker producing similar products.

"By selling chips to unlicensed manufacturers, ESS was effectively enabling wholesale piracy," Dan Robbins, the MPAA's chief technology counsel, said in a statement.

The case is part of Hollywood's ongoing battle to keep DVD-copying technology off the market and the Internet, despite widespread availability of underground software that will break through the discs' copy protection.

Earlier in the year, the MPAA successfully stopped the sale of 321 Studios' DVD X Copy, which had sold nearly 1 million copies online and in retail outlets like CompUSA. Previously, it had sued to stop the distribution of DeCSS, code that can be used to work around DVD encryption.

Any hardware manufacturer that makes DVD players needs to have permission from a Hollywood technology group called the DVD Copy Control Association in order to be able to decrypt the information stored on DVDs. ESS' customer, unnamed by the MPAA, did not have that right, the group said.

From News.com



Previous
Next
Microsoft to launch Google News rival        All News        America Online Licenses aacPlus v2 Audio Codec
Iomega announces 12X +R and 2.4X DL USB2.0 recorder     Optical Storage News      DVD-R 8x discs dominate DVD-R shipments

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Panasonic To Close DVD-player Factory In Slovakia
Optical Disc Sales Down
DVD And Blu-ray Discs Remain Popular in Britain
DVD CCA Ends Litigation with Kaleidescape
DVD Writer and Media Market Keeps Shrinking
DVD And Blu-ray Discs Remain Preferred Sources of Video Content
DVD FLLC To Run 2013 Market Inspection Tests
DVD6C Lowers Royalty Rates for DVD Read-only Discs
DVD6C Files Lawsuit Against CDI Media
DVD6C Terminates Patent License Agreement with Canadian Premium Disc
Deals, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs Were a Hit With Shoppers Over Black Friday Weekend
CD, DVD Recordable Media Market Down

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .