RealNetworks is officially confident that RealDVD is legal

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The RealDVD saga continues, quickly becoming one of the more interesting tech stories of the past few months.

As we already know, both RealNetworks and the MPAA have been suing each other left, right and center over the past two weeks. Well now Real has issued an official statement, one sure to send shivers up the spines of the MPAA’s lawyers.

We are confident that the Court will determine that RealDVD complies with
the DVD CCA license agreement, and that it is not in violation of any
copyright laws.

From this, it does look like RealNetworks is prepared to fight this out, at least initially. Should the judge rule in the studios’ favor, who knows if RealNetworks will deem it worth all the time, money and energy to fight.

I dare ask: maybe RealNetworks created RealDVD with the knowledge that the MPAA would sue, giving it the chance to play damsel in distress. Then, we’d all feel sorry for the company, yada yada yada.