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DVD body makes second attempt to outlaw video jukeboxes

November 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment

This week the DVD Copy Control Association will once again attempt to outlaw products which rip DVDs for use in home servers. The move follows a failure earlier this year to ban Kaleidescape from making and supplying high-end video server product. The DVDCCA proposes that it would become a violation of the DVD license for any company to produce any system that either allows a persistent copy of a DVD to be made, like a video jukebox, or decrypts a commercial DVD.
Michael Malcolm, the founder and chief executive of Kaleidescape, says that the organization will open itself up to “substantial antitrust liability” if it votes for the amendment.

Tags: DVD · Internet and networking · Trade

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  • 1 corrieh // Nov 7, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Speaking as a home theater junky with over 400 DVDs which i’ve bought, to have all my DVDs on a server is the ultimate toy. I’ve got my PC set up as one and it works well.
    Movie companyies should let us do what we want with DVDs we’ve bought. Lets face it ,anyone who would buy a Kaleidescape system  must have money, be serious about film, and more than likely have loads of DVDs. Hence the need for a server…..

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