I agree with something Realnetworks have done...
Bet it's still hideous phone-home bloatware though!
US movie studios on Tuesday sued RealNetworks to stop it from distributing software that lets people copy DVDs onto their computers. In a complaint filed in federal court in Los Angeles, the Motion Picture Association of America said RealDVD violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by circumventing technology that …
1) the endless "you are a potential thief" ads (which you cannot skip),
2) the long main-menu intros (which you cannot skip),
3) the addition of advertising for other movies before said main-menu intro,
I finally gave up and am ripping all of my DVDs to H264 and storing them on my HTPC. As a bonus, it means I won't have to look for a specific DVD (now where did I put it?) if I want to watch a movie.
MPAA, your paranoia and incessant blather has worked against you in my case.
"Bet it's still hideous phone-home bloatware though!"
did you forget the Adware?
Interesting to see RN sticking it to the ASS aswell... I didn't see that coming....
The Legal case could set some interesting precidents for others to do it properly. which would be nice! Im glad about that, best thing RN has done for anyone ever! and at no cost to me either...
"In the late 1990s, the Recording Industry Association of America sued the makers of the Rio MP3 player because it encouraged people to pirate copyrighted music."
No No No No No.
It should read:
"In the late 1990s, the Recording Industry Ass. of America sued the makers of the Rio MP3 player because it encouraged people to pirate copyrighted music."
Rectify the matter or I shall be removing El Reg from my bookmarks....
I think most people are missing the point here. I would rather RN take on the MPAA than my <insert name here> provider of ripping software.
Its about time the MPAA got some of their own medicine. If they win (god forbid) then what next, the sellers of blank DVD's , operating system sellers, PC manufacturers...
Where does the MPAA's incessant quest to look like a bunch of idiots stop.