Law360 (August 21, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal district judge in Colorado has dismissed a counterclaim in a copyright and trademark lawsuit over filtering software that lets people skip portions of DVD films they find objectionable.
Eight motion picture studios, the Directors Guild of America and 13 individual directors sued ClearPlay, Family Shield Technologies and Trilogy Studios in 2002, alleging trademark and copyright infringement.
The companies sell hardware and software applications that allow consumers to automatically skip or mute obscene or sexually explicit content in movies.
The movie studios and the directors had asked the Court to grant a permanent injunction to stop the defendants from wrongfully...
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