Technology Companies Threatened Over DRM

Law360, New York (May 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A developer of a copyright protection program has threatened to sue Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Adobe Systems Inc. and Real Networks for allegedly violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act by not using its technology, raising questions over whether a third-party vendor can bring lawsuits under the Act.

Media Rights Technologies issued cease-and-desist letters to the technology giants Friday, ordering them to stop producing allegedly illegal products such as Vista OS, Adobe Flash Player, Real Player, Apple iTunes and iPod.

MRT claims the companies have not done...
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