RealNetworks Launches RealDVD And A Host Of Lawsuits

Their new offering, RealDVD, had been available about an hour this morning before Hollywood expressed concern about copyright protection.  In reaction, the lawsuits started flying with Real filing against the DVD Copy Control Association, Disney, Paramount, Sony among others.  The arguments are the usual ones: Hollywood claiming ripping DVD’s on computers is wrong and Real saying that a new layer of DRM provides enough protections.