RealNetworks’ RealDVD Controversy: Court Temporarily Orders Closure

After a small victory for RealNetworks (NSDQ: RNWK) in its case against the movie studios around its RealDVD product–when the court case was moved From LA court to a a Northern District court, something more favorable to tech companies– the software company has been ordered to temporarily suspend distribution of the software until Tuesday so that the judge can review all of the papers filed in the case, according to NewTeeVee, and the company has confirmed. On its own RealDVD site, this notice: “RealDVD is currently unavailable…Due to recent legal action taken by the Hollywood movie studios against us, RealDVD is temporarily unavailable. Rest assured, we will continue to work diligently to provide you with software that allows you to make a legal copy of your DVDs for your own use.” All of this is doing what Glaser wanted to achieve: controversy, free publicity, and some dint on the stronghold of studios. More as this develops further….