Cease and Desist Adobe! (and Microsoft and Apple and Real)

It’s not April 1st, right? Let me check the date again because I find it hard to believe these guys… Read the story at The Register for a good laugh! In short, these guys developed some DRM and claim that Adobe, MS, Apple and Real are in violation of the law (DMCA) because they are not using it! This is absolutely stupid, I’m utterly speechless…

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2 Responses to Cease and Desist Adobe! (and Microsoft and Apple and Real)

  1. Jim Coleman says:

    If you will actually look at the DMCA you will see that what Media Rights Technologies (MRT) is doing is not laughable and not “utterly stupid.” Look at section 1201 in the DMCA. It states, “No person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title.” But, that is just what Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Real Networks have done, and, a federal judge, looking at the DMCA and the facts of this case may well decide that enough is enough and issue injunctions. This is the basis for MRT’s action. The US attorney general recently came out with a statement about the problem of Internet piracy and the government’s policy of prosecuting those companies in violation of the DMCA. These 4 companies, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Real Networks have until Tuesday of next week to reach a settlement with MRT, then, they will all be in federal court, with MRT asking for injunctions to remove the offending software and devices from the marketplace. The law firm of Robinson and Wood certainly does not think this action is without merit and they have taken this case on contingency.

  2. Hi Jim,
    Thanks for the comment, sorry for my delayed response.
    There’s definitely something utterly stupid here, if it’s not what MRT is doing, then it’s DMCA. And if it’s not DMCA, then it’s me.
    Cheers,
    Burak