Judge dismisses Real’s antitrust case against movie studios, blames Real itself

Christmas PD5FM $10 discount“Judge Marilyn Patel in a quiet move on Friday dismissed Real’s lawsuit against movie studios over their alleged collusion to block RealDVD,” Electronista reports.

“The Northern District Court official rejected the idea citing precedents that let companies band together to ensure a legal income and said the DVD Copy Control Association, as well as the Motion Picture Association of America, were allowed to work together to stop what they believed was illegal copying,” Electronista reports. “Real also wasn’t found to have suffered any significant losses from the move.”

Electronista reports, “The judge went so far as to criticize Real itself and attacked the software developer for making an app that could likely be found illegal along with delays in producing the software itself.”

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