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[dvd-discuss] 321 Studios Sued for Software Patent Infringement

> http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/7954256.htm

DVD firm sued by trade group

Posted on Sat, Feb. 14, 2004 

A film industry group that oversees copy protection technology of movie DVDs
filed a patent infringement lawsuit Friday against 321 Studios Inc., the
maker of popular DVD-copying programs.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New
York, is the latest salvo by the DVD Copy Control Association in its larger
fight against what the movie industry considers unauthorized usage of its

The move also reflects the organization's strategic shift to go after
businesses instead of individuals. Last month, the group dropped its trade
secret case against San Francisco programmer Andrew Bunner and hundreds of
others who helped post on the Internet copies of a code that cracks the
movie copy-protection technology known as the Content Scramble System.

In all the cases, 321 denies any wrongdoing.


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