[Videolib] Lawsuit regarding DVD copying

Bergman, Barbara J (barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu)
Thu, 15 May 2003 10:36:34 -0500

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BATTLE OVER DVD-COPYING HEADS TO COURT
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Ilston in San Francisco will be
overseeing a case that analysts say will have important ramifications
not only for software developers and the movie industry, but also for
consumers who want to make back-ups of the DVDs they buy. Seven major
movie studios have filed suit against software startup 321 Studios,
seeking to prohibit it from shipping its DVD X-Copy and DVD Copy Plus
software programs. The lawsuit invokes the 1998 Digital Millennium
Copyright Act's "anti-circumvention" provision, which bans the sale of
products that can "get around" copyright protection measures. Legal
experts say this case is of particular interest because Judge Ilston is
being asked to clarify whether the law prevents all circumvention, or
whether there are cases in which circumvention is legal. "That's a big
open issue that this will help define," says an intellectual property
lawyer, who adds, "This is one of the first tough cases" to address this
issue. Courts in the past have allowed copyright exemptions for personal
use, such as using a VCR to record a TV show for later viewing, but up
until now those exemptions have not extended to digital media. "The
court is going to have to come up with a new, nuanced interpretation of
the statute," says 321 attorney Daralyn Durie. "What's at stake here is
the ability to engage in fair use in a digital environment." (CNet
News.com 14 May 2003) For full article, see:
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BATTLE OVER = DVD-COPYING HEADS TO COURT
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Ilston in San Francisco will be = overseeing a case that analysts say will have important ramifications not only for software developers and the movie industry, but also for consumers who = want to make back-ups of the DVDs they buy. Seven major movie studios have = filed suit against software startup 321 Studios, seeking to prohibit it from shipping its DVD X-Copy and DVD Copy Plus software programs. The = lawsuit invokes the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act's "anti-circumvention" provision, which bans the sale of = products that can "get around" copyright protection measures. Legal = experts say this case is of particular interest because Judge Ilston is being = asked to clarify whether the law prevents all circumvention, or whether = there are cases in which circumvention is legal. "That's a big open issue = that this will help define," says an intellectual property lawyer, who = adds, "This is one of the first tough cases" to address this = issue. Courts in the past have allowed copyright exemptions for personal use, = such as using a VCR to record a TV show for later viewing, but up until now = those exemptions have not extended to digital media. "The court is = going to have to come up with a new, nuanced interpretation of the = statute," says 321 attorney Daralyn Durie. "What's at stake here is the ability = to engage in fair use in a digital environment." (CNet News.com 14 = May 2003) For full article, = see:  = http://news.com.com/2100-1026_3-1001586.html?tag=3Dfd_lede2...

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