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[dvd-discuss] is this real? Suing the keyboard co?
German-based media giant Bertelsmann Group has launched a 400 million
dollar lawsuit against major hardware manufacturers, alleging they traffic
in banned circumvention devices that can be used to illegally copy their
music CDs. It says that the Digital Millenium Copyright Act entitles it to
protection from devices that can be used to circumvent its technological
protections against piracy. Specifically, it demands compensation for the
inclusion of "Shift" buttons on standard computer keyboards.