One would have thought that the ripping of DVD movies had been settled long ago, but now it is Real Networks that is in the hot seat with the movie studios. The same lame stance is once again be argued. The movie studios say that RealDVD violates their rights of protection. Real Networks says their software is for backing up a DVD only. Lets face it. There is no way to control how many copies a consumer can make. Or is there?

I recall a few years ago, reading a comment from a writer who seemed to have a simple answer that would satisfy both sides. Have the software setup to only copy one [1] copy of a titled movie. The consumer would have their backup and the movie studios would know that only one [1] copy was made. Sure the software could be hacked. But lets face it. If someone really, really wants to make a copy of a movie, no one is going to stop it.

What do you think? Do you have any other suggestions?

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