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Links 10/02/2008

October 2, 2008
  • The Real situation was taken up last week at a board meeting of the DVD-CCA. The discussion didn’t get very far, however, for reasons I won’t go into here, and the meeting ending without a decision being taken on whether DVD-CCA should take Real to court for violating the terms of the CSS license. With the appeal in the Kaleidescape case still pending, that was going to be a tough sell for the studios in any case. Under DVD-CCA’s bylaws it takes a vote of a majority of the board, plus at least one yea vote from each of the three industry groups represented: the studios, the consumer electronics companies and the IT industry. Even if all six of the studios voted yea, it would have taken at least one yea vote from the three CE companies on the board, plus one from the three IT companies.

    tags: standards

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