DVD-copying System sparks Legal Battle

It’s a clash between the film industry and a consumer electronics company — over a home theatre jukebox.

The legal battle is over something called the Kaleidescape System.

News source: Canada.com It makes permanent copies of movie DVDs to a hard drive — thereby letting users access the video library from anywhere in their home.

The DVD Copy Control Association claims the device misuses its copy protection system and has sued the company in a California court.

Kaleidescape promises to fight the suit and file one of its own.

The system in question isn’t exactly for everyone.

A basic version goes for about US$27,000.

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