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June 25, 2007

DVD CCA Proposes Amendment to Limit Ripping

There's an interesting story in Ars Technica about a proposed amendment to the DVD CCA licensing agreement.  It would effectively ban ripping DVDs under any circumstances.  The proposal came about because of a case between the DVD CCA and Kaleidescape.  The latter makes home servers for DVD content when ripped from the discs.  The DVD CCA said that the licensing agreement required the disc to be in the drive when played.  The judge said no because the CSS spec was not part of the license.  Now the Association is trying to amend the rules.  Kaleidescape is warning of antitrust actions if the amendment is adopted.  Moreover, all ripping except that allowed by law would be prohibited.

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