U.S. Court Orders Seizure of â€œDVD Rippingâ€ Software Domains and Funds
A New York federal court has granted the seizure of several domain names, bank funds and social media accounts belonging to DVD ripping software company DVDFab. Judge Broderick ruled in favor of AACS, the licensing outfit founder by Warner Bros, Disney, Microsoft, Intel and others.
<div class="entry-content">AACS, the decryption licensing outfit founded by a group of movie studios and technology partners including Warner Bros, Disney, Microsoft and Intel, has launched a crackdown on DRM-circumvention software.
In an effort to limit the availability of so-called DVD ripping software, AACS has sued the company behind the popular DVD ripping software DVDFab.
Under U.S. law itâ€™s forbidden to distribute software with the primary intention of circumventing copyright protection. In its complaint, AACS accuses the â€œDVDFab Groupâ€ of violating the DMCAâ€™s anti-circumvention clause by selling tools that can bypass their DVD encryption.
â€œThe DVDFab Group openly touts these illegal circumvention attributes of the DVDFab Software on the DVDFab Websites, advertising that, among other things, its software products â€˜remove all Blu-ray copy protections,â€™ and â€˜can remove â€¦ all known AACS copy protectionsâ€™,â€ AACS writes in its complaint.
To stop the Chinese-based DVDFab from distributing its software in public, AACS moved for a preliminary injunction. After DVDFab failed to respond in court the request was granted by New York Federal Judge Vernon Broderick. TF has obtained a copy of the order.