A judge has finally ordered RealNetworks to put its DVD ripping service, RealDVD, to sleep because apparently it's "illegal to bypass the copyright protections built into DVDs designed to protect movies against theft". Whoops. As part of its legal loss against the Motion Picture Association of America, the media delivery company will be forced to shell out $US4.5 million for legal costs.
RIP RealDVD, Even If We Won't Notice You're Gone
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Moving over to the NBN will soon (hopefully) be an easier and more transparent process, thanks to new rules for telecommunications companies released today by the ACMA.
The ACCC just issued two fines, totalling $25,200, to NBN provider MyRepublic for "alleged false or misleading representations about its NBN service performance".