Daily Archives: September 10, 2008

Paul Taylor

Mentioning DVD movies and copying in the same sentence is pretty well guaranteed to raise eyebrows, if not hackles, among Hollywood’s movie moguls. Launch a product that promises to make it simple and easy for DVD owners to copy their movies onto a PC disk drive and it is a fair bet that the lawyers  from the Motion Picture Association of America will sit up and take notice.

Well that is exactly what Real Networks did this week at the Demo conference in San Diego when it launched Real DVD, a $30 program that will be available before the end of the month. Rob Glasier, Real’s chief executive, who had a cameo part in the Demo presentation, insists RealDVD is totally legitimate. Read more

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When Steve Jobs strode onto the stage in San Francisco today to unveil Apple’s latest iPods, the Apple boss poked fun at recent speculation about his health by borrowing a line from Mark Twain. Read more