Studios Want RealNetworks Sanctioned In DVD Spat

Law360, New York (February 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Several movie studios embroiled in a copyright battle with RealNetworks Inc. over a DVD-copying program — including Paramount Pictures Corp., Twentieth Century Fox Firm Corp. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. — have asked the court overseeing their dispute to sanction RealNetworks for allegedly destroying evidence.

The studios filed a motion for sanctions and spoliation of evidence on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The studios say they want to ensure that RealNetworks preserves documents from here on out, and that...
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