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It looks like the legal battle between RealNetworks and the movie studios over the RealDVD product continues. Chris Albrecht at NewTeeVee is reporting that the RealDVD site has been temporarily taken down until at least Tuesday when a judge will review the matter. The idea behind RealDVD is to allow consumers to make backup copies of their DVD movies and watch them in a jukebox fashion. RealDVD keeps all of the copy protection and other systems when the DVD movies are copied so I am not sure what the huge gripe is. Computers must be "authorized" to view the videos that are listed in the RealDVD software.
RealDVD was one of the products that launched at DEMO last month. There was a lot of chatter that the movie studios wouldn’t be happy with the product.
Albrecht notes, "Yesterday, Real scored a small legal victory by having the case moved from a Central District Court of California in Los Angeles (the studios’ home turf) to a Northern District court, where the company hopes to find a more favorable setting."