Movie Industry Escalated DVD-Ripping Case to International IncidentAdded: Thursday, February 18th, 2016
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The entertainment industry has asked the American government to help it solve a long-running court battle against the Antigua-based software company SlySoft. The studios have already won the court case against the company, but it nevertheless continues to sell its DVD- and BluRay-ripping software. In order to progress the case, the copyright owners have asked the United States to place Antigua on the Priority Watch List.
SlySoft was not the only company targeted by the decryption licensing outfit founded by a group of Hollywood movie studios and technology partners – they also sued the makers of popular DVD ripping software DVDFab in the United States. As for SlySoft, the case against it was first referred to the criminal enforcement authorities 9 years ago and after 7 years of proceedings resulted in a clear win for Hollywood: an Antiguan court found SlySoft owner guilty of 6 charges and ordered him to pay a fine of $5,000 per offense or face 6 months in jail for each offense. But SlySoft owner immediately filed an appeal that effectively put the convictions on hold – now it’s been 2 years, the appeal has yet to begin, while the DVD-ripping software remains widely available.
This is why Hollywood wants to escalate the issue to international level and asked the US Trade Representative to take on the matter and place Antigua on its copyright Priority Watch List. It explains that SlySoft ripping software has been downloaded by tens of thousands of people over the past two years, thus causing the movie industry extremely high harm. Placing Antigua on the Priority Watch List can put pressure on the Caribbean island and permit the parties involved to properly investigate the matter.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, February 18th, 2016
|I guess it is the technique. Pressing the record button on a device is not ripping the DVD.|
|Let's say they take down that company. How in the world are they going to take down the software's mentioned in the thread and various others from the internet? They are fighting a war they can never win.|
|L O L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is funny, slysoft suxz why not just grab the .vob of the DVD and use nero to repurpose. Even funnier, rename the extention to .MPEG, because that is what it is, over 1 gig file you need just a simple joiner. What a damn joke|
|As long as open source software is a reality, and it is, this is a losing battle. The MPAA/RIAA and other anti-piracy groups have tried viciously for years to fight a war, and only in recent years have they realized it's nearly impossible, and costing them virtually more than they are benefitting to continue to pursue these battles. What's most amusing, is in all honesty, they have awoken that sharing digital content and charging for it has somewhat curbed potential piracy, however, when there are leaks abroad, they still pursue the failed theater method. Example, screener season. Most of those films suffer greatly at the box office, due to the fact they know the piracy exists, why not offer on all formats, digital and streaming, immediately upon release? Make theater a luxury, for those whom chose to afford that luxury. Certain films will never suffer at the box office, such as the Star Wars Franchise. It's part of the experience to see films like this in the theater. Fortunately, new generations have began to take over key roles in the film industry, and are slowly but surely taking steps to secure it's future by modernizing the industry. Again sadly, some of the elder dinosaurs still block the path to this success. No worries, time will kill those off.|
|since the days of dvd X copy it has been legal to make a back-up copy of any DVD you legally possess and so the software is not to blame no more so than taking all firearms off the market because they shoot people,it is not the gun that shoots people but the user so it is with software.Merely eradicating the software means that millions will be lost by legitimate companies in revenue because of someone not complying with their disclaimer and TOS which is beyond their control and like pirate sites if they close one another will pop up or a workaround will be employed to access the torrents people want to download no matter what restrictive regime is in power there will always be those who find a way around site blocks,monitoring and control of the internet by the corporate money grabbing fascists.||
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