A federal judge has barred RealNetworks Inc. from selling a device that allows consumers to copy DVDs to their computer hard drives, pending a full trial, reports the Associated Press. Walt Disney Co., Sony Corp., and Universal Studios, among others, filed suit against Seattle-based RealNetworks in 2008, saying its RealDVD device is an illegal pirating tool. The Hollywood studios contend that RealDVD would keep consumers from paying retail prices for movies on DVD that could be rented cheaply, copied, and returned. RealNetworks has said its product legally meets growing consumer demand to convert their DVDs to digital form for convenient...

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