DVD software provider 321 Studios suffered another legal setback Wednesday when a New York judge granted a preliminary injunction barring the company from manufacturing, distributing, or otherwise trafficking in software that allows users to copy DVDs. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen, in case 1:03-cv-08970-RO, sided with Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox Film in ordering 321 Studios to stop distributing products that violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Motion Picture Association of America says in a statement praising the court decision.
Representatives from 321 Studios, Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday. 321 Studios uses the freely available decryption technology DeCSS (De-Content Scrambling System) in its software, which allows users to access movies on DVDs that are protected by the CSS encryption technology.
News source: PCWorld