RealNetworks' Antitrust Claims Axed In DVD Copy Spat

Law360, New York (January 11, 2010, 3:51 PM EST) -- In the latest blow to RealNetworks Inc., a federal judge has tossed the software developer's claims that several movie studios ran afoul of U.S. antitrust law by conspiring to block the company's DVD-copying application in favor of their own product.

Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed RealNetworks' claims against the studios — which include Paramount Pictures Corp., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. — without leave to amend on Wednesday.

The judge...
To view the full article, register now.