DVD Copying Software Sparks New Legal Battle
from the copy-this dept
Here’s yet another legal battle of technology fighting Hollywood. A small company, 321 Software, that makes software to let people create copies of their DVDs has filed a lawsuit against the movie industry to have their software declared legal. On the face of it, their software violates the DMCA by circumventing DVD-copy protection schemes. However, the argument is that consumers have a fair use right to copy DVDs the same way they can make a fair use copy of a VHS movie or a CD, for personal use. I sense this is an uphill battle.