DVD Copying Controversy Escalates

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 4, 2002

321 Studios has chosen to play David to Motion Picture Association of America’s Goliath in the legal arena. This small company has released a software application for $99.99 that allows purchasers to easily make copies of DVD movies to blank DVDs. The MPA contends that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 prevents 321 Studios from a blatant circumvention of DVD encryption control technology, referred to as CSS (Content Scrambling System). 321 Studios argues fair use allows consumers to legitimately make a backup copy of any DVDs they have purchased for personal use.

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