writes: Nearly a month ago, it was reported that RealNetworks, a company best known for its media player, RealPlayer, started selling RealDVD, a piece of software that copies DVDs to your computer. Though there are freeware alternatives, RealDVD appears to be simpler to use for most consumers. Interestingly, it adds more DRM to the copies that it makes, restricting their use to 5 Windows PCs.
Apparently, even those restrictions were not enough to appease Hollywood. Yesterday, the studios sued RealNetworks for violating the DCMA, seeking an injunction and damages. The MPAA's general counsel was audacious enough to state:
RealDVD should be called StealDVD. RealNetworks knows its products violates the law and undermines the hard-won trust that has been growing between America's movie makers and the technology community.
Funny thing. I haven't heard anyone here or elsewhere in the "technology community" praising the MPAA.