Six major movie studios sued RealNetworks, the Seattle-based digital media company, on Sept. 30 over its new $30 software program that allows people to make digital copies of their DVDs, reports the New York Times. As the opening warning on every DVD indicates, Hollywood has bitterly opposed such copying. The studios have argued that it threatens their emerging business of digital downloads and can motivate buyers to rent, copy, and return DVDs instead of buying them. RealNetworks, the company behind RealPlayer software and the Rhapsody music subscription service, said RealDVD gives users the freedom to do things like make backup

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