In a move that will prevent educators and others from making backup copies of DVDs they show in class, RealNetworks Inc. said March 3 that it will stop selling technology that lets consumers copy DVDs to their computer hard drives, reports the Associated Press—settling a handful of lawsuits filed against the company by Hollywood's six major movie studios. Under the settlement terms, RealNetworks is barred from selling its RealDVD product or other similar technology. The Seattle-based digital entertainment company also will pay $4.5 million to the studios for litigation costs and refund purchases of about 2,700 customers who bought the...

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.