DVD copying fight lands in UK

Motion Picture Association of America calls for UK ban on sale of DVD-copying software.

A US software company is fighting moves by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to have the sale of its DVD-copying software banned in the UK.

321 Studios said it would "vigorously defend" itself against the MPAA's claims that its software breaches the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 by allowing anti-copying protection of DVDs to be bypassed.

The MPAA, which is also fighting 321 Studios in the US over the issue of copyright, is seeking an injunction in the High Court next week against the company.

This would prevent 321's UK branch from selling its DVD X Copy software to UK users until a High Court judge rules on the issue of copyright at a full court hearing.

News source: vnunet.com

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